Karl's Corner - 09/13/2009
2009/09/13 Bleezer Tour: San Francisco / Bay Area, CA: Shoreline Ampitheater
Weezer's upcoming 7th studio album "Raditude", starring Sidney the dog! Make your own cover remix featuring Sidney over on Spinner.com - AOL Music is now running a contest through next week - then you will be able to vote on their favorite Raditude Remix Cover - The winner will get a 12"x12" (LP sized) print of their winning cover autographed by the band!
...Rain! Back to sunny Cali and its a rainy damp evening here in Mountain View. But will that slow the rock train down? I think not. If anything the drama of the intense weather just kicked things up a notch. The fully seated Shoreline is a beautiful venue, but of course the lack of GA pit means that you dont get that sweaty crush of fans in the front. You sort of have to generate the energy organically, which Weezer has become a specialist at. The people with seats stood and raised a fist and shouted loud, and if they thought the tent overhang would sheild their pricier seats from the rain, they were only partly right, as Rivers's water bottle showers gave them a taste of the elements! Tonight was the last night with Chester French, who have been starting these shows off with a dynamite power rock set, setting the mood and shaking the booty. Any band who can bust out with "Forgot About Dre" AND "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" in th esame set is worthy of attention! Great guys too, we wish them well. Their slot will be filled by Asher Roth in upcoming shows, whereas the mighty Taking Back Sunday emains in their spot in the line up. Of course after the next two shows, Weezer will be bowing out of the Bleezer. Its been a really fun ride so far!
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...heres a picture of the merch thats available on this tour, click it for full size:
...Contest! Enter to win a signed gift bag from Weezer, All-American Rejects, Blink 182 and Chester French and receive a FREE Chester French MP3!
Enter to win 1 of 5 signed gift bags with signed stuff from Weezer, The All-American Rejects, Blink 182 and Chester French and receive a FREE Chester French MP3 immediately!
Each gift bag includes:
- signed Blink 182 poster
- signed Blink 182 “Greatest Hits” CD
- signed Rivers Cuomo lithograph
- a “Pork and Beans” 7”
- signed The All-American Rejects picture
- The All-American Rejects “AAR” necklace
- signed Chester French “Love The Future” Vinyl
- signed Chester French “Love The Future” CD
...Jillian's Blog - Scott Shiner's wife Jillian is blogging about her experiences on this tour as a new mother and rock tour wife. Good stuff!
...Twitter Search: Weezer - the power of the fans with the cams!
...Reminder: Weezer's new single, the first from their upcoming 7th album "Raditude" is called "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to". And the super simple radio request phrase once again is: "(If you're wondering if i want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to", yes, I want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to". What could be easier? ***Debuted at #21 on 8/27! #1 most played on KROQ Los Angeles! Thanks to you!***
"Raditude". Out 10/27 from Weezer. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Butch Walker. Featuring (If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to", "Trippin' Down The Freeway", "Can't Stop Partying", "The Girl Got Hot", "I'm Your Daddy", and "In The Mall", just to name a few!