Weezer Become Guns ‘N Roses in Their “Feels Like Summer” Video

It seems like you’d be hard pressed to find any Guns N’ Roses fans in modern rock music bigger than Weezer. About a month ago, at the Arroyo Seco Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the band took the stage in full GNR garb; Rivers Cuomo in long hair and a bandana, and guitarist Brian Bell in a tall Slash-style top hat. It turns out they were filming that performance and now it’s the basis of Weezer’s new music video for “Feels Like Summer,” which they’ve dubbed the “Roses N’ Weezer Version.”

The clip is a pretty clear homage to Guns N’ Roses classic 1988 video for “Paradise City,” which just features footage of the band in a stadium, playing the song and getting ready and all that sort of rock star stuff. Similarly, Weezer’s video has all the same stuff: Footage of the venue grounds, fans getting into it, backstage footage, and a bunch of other little details, all filmed in a style that’s pretty darn similar to the source material.

The band also has a bunch of tour dates coming up for the rest of the year, so check those out below and let us know in the comments what you think of the new video.

Weezer 2017 tour dates

8/20 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ The Big Feastival
8/26 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Hellow Music Festival
9/2 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/9 – Kansas City, KS @ 96.5 The Buzz’s Beach Ball
9/10 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
9/15 – Del Mar, CA @ KAABOO
9/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
9/17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
10/5 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
10/6 – Napa, CA @ Silverado Resort and Spa
10/7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/15 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
10/16 – Cologne, Germany @ Ewerk
10/18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/19 – Paris, France @ Olympia
10/21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
10/23 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
10/24 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
10/25 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo
10/27 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy
10/28 – London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena

Featured image: Weezer/YouTube

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