After whiting-out their social media accounts and official website this week, Weezer has announced a brand new, self-titled White Album, due out April 1 via their own label, Crush Music, as well as a massive tour and a music video for the brand new single “King Of The World.”
The video depicts a hefty hipster dude running down a boardwalk, causing mischief in a king's cape and crown, before he is tackled by a police officer. The song starts off with very synth-driven instrumentals before launching into a classic Weezer alt. rock ballad.
“This album was inspired by my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began,” Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote on the band's website early Friday morning. “Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, etc. I would just tweet out “does anybody wanna hang?” and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to have a Beach Boys sort of vibe to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.”
The White Album will include previously released singles "Thank God For Girls" and "Do You Wanna Get High?," as well as eight new tracks including "L.A. Girlz," "Wind in Our Sail" and "Endless Bummer."
Weezer – The White Album Tracklist:
01. "California Kids"
02. "Wind in Our Sail"
03. "Thank God for Girls"
04. "(Girl We Got A) Good Thing"
05. "Do You Wanna Get High?"
06. "King of the World"
07. "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori"
08. "L.A. Girlz"
09. "Jacked Up"
10. "Endless Bummer"
Prior to the band's 2016 tour with Panic! At The Disco and Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Weezer will play four album release shows this spring in Brooklyn (March 30 @ Warsaw), Manchester (April 3 @ Academy One), London (April 5 @ O2 Brixton Academy) and Amsterdam (April 8 @ Heineken Music Hall).
Weezer 2016 Tour Dates:
06/10: The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/11: Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater*
06/12: New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
06/14: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06/15: Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
06/16: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/19: Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
06/20: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/21: Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
06/22: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
06/24: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
06/25: Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC
06/26: Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
06/28: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
06/30: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/01: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/02: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/05: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
07/06: Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/08: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/09: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater
07/10: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/12: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/13: Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
07/15: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater*
07/17: Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
07/19: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/20: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
07/22: Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway*
07/23: Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove*
07/24: Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
07/26: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
07/28: Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
07/29: Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
07/30: Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
07/31: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
08/02: Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
08/03: Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
08/05: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
08/06: Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only