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Weezer Releases New Single and Announces European Tour

Just when you thought your that last year’s self-titled deluxe edition, a.k.a. The White album, had officially completed your Weezer collection, the band goes and releases a new song, announces a new album, and throws in some European tour dates for good measure. What nerve!


The new track is a bit of a departure from what some would call the classic Weezer sound we heard on 2016’s self-titled, as well as on 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Surprisingly, “Feels Like Summer” has a distinct EDM vibe to it, including a build and bass drop in the chorus, and what feel to be deliberately disconnected stream of consciousness lyrics. The beat-heavy electropop sound almost seems to suggest the song was created with remixes in mind (which it will undoubtedly get). But by no means is this a bad thing, since the song is catchy as hell; Cuomo and company have always been able to deftly navigate the waters of other genres, even when just dipping a toe. While not much is known about the upcoming album just yet, “Feels Like Summer” has definitely piqued our interest.

In addition to the new song , upcoming album, and some U.S. festivals this spring and summer, the band also announced a European tour starting in October.

The dates are:
3/17/17 Austin, TX @ Brazos Hall (Crush Music showcase)
3/18/17 Austin, TX @ Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party
3/31/17 Saskatoon, CAN @ SaskTel Centre
4/2/17 Winnipeg, CAN @ MTS Centre
4/4/17 Edmonton, CAN @ Shaw Conference Center
4/5/17 Calgary, CAN @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
4/6/17 Dawson Creek, CAN @ EnCana Events Centre
4/8/17 Penticton, CAN @ South Okanagan Event Centre
4/9/17 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
5/3/17 West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest 2017
5/4/17 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/12/17 Charlotte, NC @ 106.5 The End’s Birthday Bash
5/14/17 Columbia, MD @ DC101 Kerfuffle 2017
5/19-21/17 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
5/28/17 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
6/15/17 Dover, DE @ Dover International Speedway
6/16/17 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
6/24/17 Mountain View, CA @ ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival (a fest created by our own Chris Hardwick)
6/25/17 Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
7/14-16/17 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
8/18-20/17 Oro-Medonte, CAN @ The Big Feastival
9/15-16/17 Del Mar, CA @ KABOO
10/15/17 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
10/16/17 Cologne, Germany @ Ewerk
10/18/17 Brussels, Belgium @ AB
10/19/17 Paris, France @ Olympia
10/21/17 Tilburg, Holland @ O13
10/23/17 Leeds, UK @ Academy
10/24/17 Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy
10/25/17 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
10/27/17 Birmingham, UK @ Academy
10/27/17 London, UK @ Wembley Arena

You can also catch Weezer performing “Feels Like Summer” on TV for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, March 21st.

What are your thoughts on the new song? Is the band going in a new direction or simply trying EDM on for a bit? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Images: Weezer

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