Karl's Corner - 05/19/2005

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05/19/05 aaj ki raat

...Hey, check it out! Weezer is going to be doing an MSN Live Chat this coming Monday, 5/23 at 4pm (PST)!

...regarding the Orlando tour date thats been confirmed for 7/19 at the Hard Rock Live: My sincere apologies that you guys were not the first to know about this show. Before it was even cleared for take off, tickets were put on sale, and the show sold out almost immediately before I even knew it was confirmed. We try very hard to get you the info first, but in this case, someone severely jumped the gun and theres no way to go back in time and do it properly once its sold out... However, the good news is that this particular show is being filmed for re-broadcast on Mtv. This is the only tour date thats getting this treatment, so make your calendars - the broadcast premieres on August 3rd on Mtv! The rest of the North American dates for July are 90% sorted out and will all be announced here the moment they are confirmed. This July tour starts in Vegas with the big crazy show on 7/2 with the Chili Peppers, and ends on 7/23 when weezer plays day 1 of this years 2 day Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

...some more charts for Make Believe:

...Sweden: debuts at #15
...Netherlands: debuts at #82
...New Zealand: debuts at #20
...Austria: debuts at #17

...and some specific store charts are pretty cool too - the first week store rankings for indie giant Amoeba Records in California were: Berkeley location #1, San Francisco location #3, and the mighty Hollywood location, #2. And over in Australia, where it debuted at #19 nationally, it actually was #12 on the HMV music store chart, reflecting some serious power in the nation's largest cd retailer chain...

...thats all for now. The band members are just doing their own things this week, catching up on biz and resting up for the June Euro Tour thats on the way. Anyone see Ringside on the Late Late Show tonight?