Weezer Will Play Blue Album & Pinkerton in Full on Upcoming Tour

Weezer isn't really an "Excellent Online Band" as seen by our complete and total lack of coverage of them over the years.  But the Blue album (their debut) and follow-up, Pinkerton, have been guilty pleasures of mine since they came out over 15 years ago.  So I was glad to  hear that even after just releasing an album, Hurley, they are going to play both albums in full.  Here's the official statement from their label, Epitaph:

This winter (November/December), Weezer will launch a multi-city U.S. tour, dubbed by fans as the “Blinkerton Tour.” The band will play two shows in each market-on the first night Weezer will play the Blue Album in its entirety, and the second night they will play Pinkerton in its entirety.

While I'm super stoked about the shows, they can easily fit both albums into one night as they are pretty short records but they decided to stretch it out into two nights.  (via 24bit)

Weezer & Fans Cover Radiohead

Weezer's in the midst of Red and their Hootenanny tour. As we let you know last week, Rivers and the boys are mixing R.E.M., Psychedelic Furs, Gary Numan, and Radiohead covers into their special please-touch set lists. As proof, we have video of them walking through "Creep" in Portland, accompanied by a room full of guitar strummers, percussionists, solo singers, violinists, and a few inscrutable non-contributors. - Source