When you see that Weezer is still making music at a high level, decades after their introduction to the musical world, you can’t help but smile. Weezer, much like the Pixies, have become indie-rock royalty. It only makes sense that these two grunge-oriented, indie rock groups would team up for a big tour that we never realized we needed. It was recently announced that Weezer and the Pixies would be co-headlining a massive tour that would go throughout the Summer of 2018. Tickets will be released for sale on November 10th, 2017 and it is expected that they’ll go quick. The Wombats will also be coming into play support at a few select show dates.
Weezer has been riding high off of the release of their latest record, ‘Pacific Daydream’. ‘Pacific Daydream’ released just a week ago via their label Crush Music/Atlantic. The album has already gotten incredible critical and commercial reviews with the track ‘Happy Hour’ doing most of the heavy lifting. Weezer recently performed on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and the group seemed in as fine a form as ever. Butch Walker, a famous writer, producer and musician himself, helped to produce ‘Pacific Daydream’. The work on ‘Pacific Daydream’ was described, through a press release, as ‘reveries from a beach at the end of the world’.
With Weezer embracing their ability to dig deep, the Pixies ended up making a gret complement. The Pixies got back together in 2004 and they most recently released their newest album, ‘Head Carriers’. Since getting back together in 2004, this is only the second album that the Pixies have put out. Black Francis, a member of the Pixies, said of the recently announced tour: “We’re all big Weezer fans, so we’re really looking forward to this summer.” Francis went on to compliment Weezer’s ability to ‘rake risks’ with the way that they approach music. The new look Pixies, featuring Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle, will seek to continue their meteoric comeback.
Fans feeling nostalgic for the 90’s indie scene will be excited to hear which bands will be touring in the summer of 2018. Weezer and Pixies announced they will be co-headlining a seven-week North American tour. The 29-date tour will kick off in Tampa, Florida at the end of June. It will make its way up the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region through the month of July, and finish up with a gift for fans in the West, closing out in Phoenix on August 12th.
The bands have expressed mutual admiration for each other, with Black Francis, Pixies lead singer saying, “We’re all big Weezer fans, so we’re really looking forward to this summer. We have a lot of respect for Weezer; they’re not afraid to take risks with their music.”
While Weezer has continued to release new music and tour consistently over the past 25 years, Pixies haven’t enjoyed as the same continuously productive existence. The band’s nearly 30-year history is filled with member changes and hiatuses.
Both bands will be touring to promote their most recent releases. Weezer’s brand new album, Pacific Daydream, is already enjoying chart success on alternative radio stations. The Pixies’ release, Head Carrier, has been out since September of 2016, and they’ve been doing some touring at smaller venues in support of it for the past year. This joint tour will target mid-size venues, including a number of open-air amphitheaters. What could be better than sitting out on a summer night listening to these two veteran indie legends?
Tickets for all shows on the tour will go on sale on Friday, November 10th, and will be available via both bands’ websites.
Pixies and Weezer are two pioneers of the indie rock genre, and they are both still putting out great music after debuting more than 20 years ago. Indie rock fans will finally get the chance to see these two iconic bands perform together for the first time at their upcoming co-heading concert tour.
The upcoming tour will consist of 29 shows throughout the summer. The first show will take place at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida, on June 23. Pixies and Weezer will hit most of the major cities in the Midwest at the start of July before moving to the East Coast at the end of the month. Everyone on the West Coast will have to wait until August of next year before they get the chance to see this amazing co-heading concert. The tour will conclude on August 12 with a show at Phoenix’s AK-Chin Pavilion.
In addition to seeing two of the biggest bands in indie rock history, everyone in attendance will also get the chance to see an up-and-coming indie rock band open the show. The Wombats will be the opening act for the first 13 shows. The opener for the remaining concerts has not been announced yet. Tickets for every show on the newly announced tour will be available to purchase starting on Friday, November 10.
Weezer just released their latest album, “Pacific Daydream,” in October. They have four more US headlining shows remaining this year in support of the new album. Pixies are also concluding the last leg of their headlining tour for their latest album, “Head Carrier,” which was released last year. Both bands will take an extended break before joining forces in June.