Reviewing the live show of a band you're a big fan of can be a tricky proposition. On one hand it helps to be familiar with the material, but as a fan you're likely to fill in some of the performance holes with the caulk of fond memory. On the opposite end of the spectrum, reviewing a band you have no tolerance for can be tough as well.
"Matt Sharp is not walking through that door, Rachel Haden is not walking through that door . . . "
So Weezer have announced the "Memories" tour in which they will perform their self-titled "blue" album and Pinkerton front-to-back.Yippee
Aside from that silly date thing (Zomgz, at 5:06:07 on 08/09/10 it'll be...) yesterday might forever be known as the Great Weezer Mindfuck Day.
First the band revealed their new album would be called Hurley (out Sept. 14 off Epitaph), after the fat dude from "Lost" (honestly, never seen it, and by the time I was mildly curious, the fanboy morning-after water-cooler talk around my old newsroom just ruined it forever).
WEEZER's scheduled performance tonight at Boston's Agganis Arena is "not happening," according to a LiveNation press release. No further details were immediately available about refunds or a rescheduled date; it appears the band has cancelled all of its December dates. (Update: the show has been officially "postponed," but no replacement date has been announced; refunds are available at point of purchase.
Our friends at WFNX just peed a little in excitement over this one: Weezer does radio staple "Kids" live at some T-Mobile-sponsored show, followed by a bit of Lady Gaga's "Pokerface."