Karl's Corner - 09/17/2009
2009/09/17 Bleezer Tour: Irvine: Verizon Wireless Meadows Ampitheater
Ok, first of all, heres the Raditude album tracklisting, hot off the press!
1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
2. I'm Your Daddy
3. The Girl Got Hot
4. Can't Stop Partying
5. Put Me Back Together
6. Trippin' Down The Freeway
7. Love Is the Answer
8. Let It All Hang Out
9. In The Mall
10. I Don't Want To Let You Go
(11. The Story Of My Life - iTunes bonus)
(12. Kids/Poker Face - iTunes pre-order bonus)
Deluxe also includes:
11. Get Me Some
12. Run Over By A Truck
13. The Prettiest Girl In the Whole Wide World
14. The Underdogs
(15. The Story Of My Life - iTunes bonus)
(16. Kids/Poker Face - iTunes pre-order bonus)
...Aaaaaand OK! Back to The Meadows, AKA the Verizon Wireless, AKA a big ol' rocking spread in the wilds of Orange County. Weezer was here not that long ago, for the KROQ weenie Roast, but we're back again, bigger and better, for the Bleezer tag team finale!
Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, more fondly remembered by its original name of Irvine Meadows provided the very dramatic setting for the last show of the tour. The gods of rock were not done challenging weezer, sending their final challenge at the beginning of the last Bleezer show. Rivers's wireless microphone was afflicted with a bad case of the radio frequency blues - basically meaning it didnt work. The wired backup mic provided an emergency substitute for several songs, but wired is simply not the way Rivers rolls these days, and a good man cannot be tied down by wires! Rivers pledged right then and there to the crowd that he would fight on and the gods of rock would not beat him down this day. And lo, they failed to squelch the weez! After a few songs of improvising the "on a leash" style, the wireless mic returned, healthy again, and the final Bleezer show marched on into the night. Thank you to Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, and Chester French for a fun albeit all too breif ride!
Were you at this show? Post your stories here.
(click on any photo for a full size version) The bottom row of photos is courtesy legendary SoCal punk/skate photog O, who loves himself some pit photo action! More at www.whatosaw.com.
...heres a picture of the merch thats available on this tour, click it for full size:
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!
...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!