Karl's Corner - 06/03/2005
06/03/05 Medizinmann nicht nahe "Tänzen mit stumpy" gehen
...July Tour update: confirmed so far including NEW DATES:
07/02/05 Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Convention Center - w/RHCP
JUST CONFIRMED: 07/05/05 Kansas City - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre - 96.5 Buzz Beach Ball
07/07/05 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater - Summerfest - w/ The Pixies
07/09/05 Toronto, ONT - Molson Ampitheatre - w/ The Pixies
JUST CONFIRMED: 07/10/05 - Montreal, QC - The Stade Uniprix
JUST CONFIRMED: 07/12/05 - Lewiston, ME - Central Maine Civic Center
JUST CONFIRMED: 07/14/05 - Atlantic City, NJ - The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center
07/16/05 Atlanta, GA - Underground Atlanta - WNNX 99X event - free
07/23/05 Chicago, IL - Hutchinson Field at Grant Park - Lollapalooza
...MB '05 Tour: Day 24: Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring Festival
Today we got on the bus (heretofore known as the Shantymobile, for various reasons including its broken air conditioning and very unfortunate top speed of 50 mph) and headed off to Nurburgring, which is the home of a very large and well known 'Ring', i.e. an automobile racetrack. It is in fact this very track where the festival takes place over 3 days. This is the 20th Anniversary of the Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park festivals, but the first time Weezer has been a part of it. Todays show was quite well run, and things went pretty smoothly for weezer despite no possibility of soundcheck and a very small window of time for the weez crew to get things set up after the previous band left the stage. The only tech issue came up during "Photograph" when a guitar mix up led to some odd sounding chords till the band re-adjusted by ear mid-song. Despite that, the band was positively glowing on stage, clearly quite stoked to get back out after the break and happy to play for such a huge audience, who definitely recieved weezer well, especially the Euro-hit "Island In the Sun", as well as "Drugs" and "Hash Pipe".
Say It Ain't So
Undone - The Sweater Song
In The Garage
Island In The Sun
We Are All On Drugs
This show was taped for television, but I am awaiting any details i can get about what channel(s) will be carrying it and what songs will be shown. I believe it was for Mtv.
UPDATE: The show was taped for the regional program Rockpalast, which airs on WDR. They are planning to air 2 specials called "Rocknacht" (rock night) in June. #1: Saturday June 11, from midnight till 6:30 am, and #2: Sunday June 12th from 12:15 AM til 6.30 am. It is not clear if weezer will appear on both specials. (hat tip: Sylvia)
also, see the Rockpalast site here for more pix from the festival.
Post show the band split into teams like on Scooby-Doo and took care of a bunch of interviews for various German TV and radio. Then the storm clouds rolled in and dumped lightning and heavy bouts of rain all over the festival, but the show goes on! Thank goodness we missed the rain during our own showtime. Tomorrow we may not be so lucky.
...speaking of interviews, Pat spoke with Rolling Stone recently and was quoted in this new article.