Earlier this year Weezer covered “Africa” by Toto. We didn’t cover it, but you likely heard it anyway.
Today (October 11), Rivers Cuomo and dem boys return with an original (we think, kinda?) called “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, and it’s the first foray into a new era for the band. That era is “The Black Album era.”
The Black Album era has arrived.
— weezer (@Weezer) October 11, 2018
Sounds dark but alright!
The video for “Can’t Knock The Hustle” stars Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz as a frustrated rideshare driver making the rounds. It was produced by Jerry Media (founded by @FuckJerry), and the expected hilarity does, in fact, ensue. The track was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek.
The Black Album, meanwhile, will be out sometime in 2019, via Crush Music/Atlantic Records, and Weezer are once again hitting the road with the Pixies in the spring. There’s no Boston date on this new leg (there is a Foxwoods show!), but the pair of indie/alt-rock titans did drop by the XFinity Center in Mansfield over the summer, and you can read Victoria Wasylak’s review of those good times here.
Weezer + Pixies 2019 Tour Dates:
March 8: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 10: Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
March 13: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
March 14: Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 16: Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 17: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 19: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
March 20: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 22: Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
March 24: St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
March 26: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 27: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
March 28: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
March 30: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
March 31: Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
April 5: Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
April 6: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
April 7: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 9: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
April 10: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
April 12: Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center