Power Pop Band ‘ Weezer’ to Perform Summer Concert Live in Portland
You may remember the 2005 hit song "Beverly Hills." Well there's good news! The power pop band who sang it will be making a stop on their tour in Portland!
In 2014, the conventional wisdom is that the album is dead, and that nobody listens to a record the whole way through. Rivers Cuomo figures there's two ways to respond. "You can change with the times, give in, and not put a lot into your album," he says. "Or you can say that for artistic and creative reasons, we have to try so hard to make this an album people want to listen to. We decided to respect it."
So for its ninth studio album, Weezer--Rivers Cuomo (vocals/guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar), and Scott Shriner (bass)--reunited with the man who helped the band make some of their most iconic album-length work. Ric Ocasek, frontman for the Cars, was also the producer on Weezer's self-titled 1994 debut (aka The Blue Album) and their self-titled third album from 2001 (aka The Green Album). The resulting record is one of the finest in Weezer’s vast and varied catalogue. It's out September 30, 2014, and it's called Everything Will Be Alright in the End.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 6th at 10:00am and will cost $55 each.