Weezer concert: 01/21/2011

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Weezer concert: 01/21/2011
Tour Memories Tour
Venue The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Location Paradise, Nevada
Date January 21, 2011
Supporting acts Imagine Dragons
Debuts "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
Guests Rachel Haden
Bootleg Official bootleg released
Weezer live show chronology
01/08/2011 - Chicago, IL 01/21/2011 - Paradise, Nevada 04/29/2011 - Birmingham, AL
(Blue & Pinkerton) Live In Las Vegas, Nevada
(Blue & Pinkerton) Live In Las Vegas, Nevada cover
Live album by Weezer
Format 2xCD, digital download
Recorded January 21, 2011
Weezer chronology
(Pinkerton) Live in Chicago, Illinois
(Blue & Pinkerton) Live In Las Vegas, Nevada
(The Blue Album) Live in Austin, Texas

Weezer performed at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, NV on January 21, 2011 on the band's Memories Tour. The band performed their first two albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, back to back. During the encore, the band was joined by Rachel Haden for the band's first ever live performance of the Pinkerton-era b-side "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams." A recording of the concert was sold on the band's (now-defunct) Cinderblock.com store as the live album Live in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the band's series of official "bootlegs."

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Set list

The Blue Album
No. Title Length
1. "My Name Is Jonas"   4:01
2. "No One Else"   3:17
3. "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"   4:33
4. "Buddy Holly"   3:37
5. "Undone - The Sweater Song"   4:18
6. "Surf Wax America"   3:20
7. "Say It Ain't So"   4:40
8. "In the Garage"   4:04
9. "Holiday"   3:52
10. "Only in Dreams"   8:48
Pinkerton
No. Title Length
11. "Tired of Sex"   3:37
12. "Getchoo"   3:07
13. "No Other One"   3:08
14. "Why Bother?"   2:14
15. "Across the Sea"   4:52
16. "The Good Life"   4:35
17. "El Scorcho"   4:23
18. "Pink Triangle"   4:00
19. "Falling for You"   3:55
20. "Butterfly" (Karl on drums) 4:30
Encore
No. Title Length
21. "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" (Rachel Haden on lead vocals) 4:03

Karl's Corner


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Tonight's Memories show is unique in that its a combination Blue + Pinkerton dual album show. Its never been done before (by weezer) so there's bound to be some surprises...

(later...)

And in fact the main suprise was saved for the encore, with Rachel Haden joining the band onstage to sing the Pinkerton B-Side "I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams". Rachel, one of the triplet daughters of jazz great Charlie Haden and original member of weezer buddies that dog., is the featured vocalist on that recording, and as such the song hasnt been performed since the mid 90's, as Rivers wrote the song from a girls point of view. It was so great to see Rachel again, and everyone had a chance to catch up with her after years of separation.

The rest of the show was understandably epic, with the entire Blue and Pinkerton albums performed in order (separated by my old time weezer memories slideshow). It had a slightly different feel from the previous two-night Memories shows, which had the wild first set of hits and b-sides. That created an immediate celebratory atmosphere, that for this show had to be slowly (but surely) built up to as the classic albums were laid out and the collective freak out gathered strength like a storm.

Big ups to Rachel Haden, Brian's sister Leia Bell and family, Michael McCarthy (=w= Flag Guy!); and Luis S., die-hard front and center man going big with the ILAA package!

Did you go? Comment here and/or in our message boards, tell your tale! Post your show pix on our photo page!
- Karl Koch, [citation needed]

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