Rock bands Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have finally announced the new dates for their co-headlining tour, "Hella Mega Tour," Wednesday, July 1.
The rock trifecta posted the same statement on their respective Instagram pages. "New Hella Mega North American 2021 dates are here," the announcement read. It also noted that existing tickets for patrons who have already bought them are still good for the new dates. An email from the respective ticketing companies will also notify patrons who wish to request for a refund.
In the new tour schedule, available on their website, "Hella Mega Tour" will now start with the Perth, Australia performance, at the HBF Park, on November 8, 2020. The last stop will be at DICK'S Sporting Goods Commerce City, Colorado on August 25, 2021.
A concerted effort between three rock royals
The "Hella Mega Tour" was first announced last September 10, 2019. It was marked with a simultaneous single release from Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer. All three bands also announced new albums on the same day.
Green Day released "Father of All..." together with their 13th studio album, "Father of All Motherf**kers." Fall Out Boy announced their second compilation album, "Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two," led by a new single "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)." Weezer dropped their track "The End of the Game," and announced their 14th album "Van Weezer."
Fall Out Boy was the first to release their "Believers Never Die Volume Two" last November 2019. It was followed by Green Day's "Father of All Motherf**kers," released last February 7.
Weezer's highly-anticipated album "Van Weezer," however, remains unreleased due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have released tracks from the album, including "Hero" and "Blue Dream," the latter premiering in "The Simpsons" episode "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds." The band appeared in the show to perform the song.
Staying creative in the middle of quarantine
Last April 24, the three bands simultaneously announced the unfortunate news of postponing their "Hella Mega Tour." In the joint statement, they clarified that though there is nothing that makes their bands happier than playing in shows, they have to postpone a number of their shows because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We're just as disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority," the joint statement said. The three bands concluded: "Keep rocking... safely... at home."
Last March, Billie Joe Armstrong launched his covers series titled "No Fun Mondays." The Green Day frontman performs his versions of popular hit, which has so far included Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" and "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells. He has also performed together with The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs in their power-pop cover of the Prince-penned "Manic Monday."
Weezer lead Rivers Cuomo, supported by his wife, performed a cover of "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)," the Green Day hit from their 1997 album "Nimrod." They have also premiered their song "Hero," as a tribute to frontline workers working against the pandemic. It came with a music video including fan submissions, creating a sequence of strangers passing Cuomo's handwritten note.