Just over a month after a tour bus accident forced alternative band Weezer to cancel their remaining tour dates in support of their latest album Raditude, lead singer Rivers Cuomo has been given the go-ahead to return to the stage, reports rollingstone.com.
“Doctor says my lung is all healed – cleared to fly to Florida for the show. Turns out I broke 5 ribs!!!” Cuomo wrote on the band’s Twitter account.
After staying a week in an Albany, New York hospital, Cuomo was forced to bus back to Los Angeles because doctors were concerned that the change in air pressure when flying could affect his recovery.
Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo and bassist Scott Shriner are promoting a warm surprise available for purchase with a copy of their new album.
Fans can own a customized “Weezer Snuggie” with their new Raditude album, available in stores today.
The group has even made a hilarious infomercial that includes footage from the original Snuggie infomercial.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the Snuggie is a warm, robe-like blanket that is reminiscent of some sort of cult uniform.
Raditude is Weezer’s seventh studio album, and includes the hit single “I Want You To.”
Weezer have announced their first few dates in support of their upcoming seventh studio album, Raditude.
According to chartattack.com, the dates will see the band playing smaller venues in the United States and include a stop in Toronto for the Edge’s Jingle Bell Rock at the Air Canada Centre on Dec. 5. That show will feature IllScarlett and other performers.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. through Ticketmaster, but members of the Edge’s Inside Edge can get tickets in a presale which is on now. Tickets run $19.50, $39.50 and $59.50.
Weezer just released the video for “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” Raditude‘s first single.
Raditude is out Nov. 3.
Weezer will include a track featuring hip-hop star Lil Wayne on their new album, MTV News reports.
Raditude, scheduled to debut on November 3rd, is the seventh studio album by the rock group, and front man Rivers Cuomo said it was a chance, “to do something totally different.”
If you’re familiar with Weezer’s edgy, upbeat rock sound, urban music is far from characteristic of their style. Cuomo told MTV News that he wrote the song, titled “Can’t Stop Partying,” with music industry dynamo Jermaine Dupri. “It was a real challenge for me, taking his ideas, which are very slick, R&B party [ideas], and giving it some kind of edge, some darkness, making it work with rock, making it work with Weezer,” said Cuomo.
But Lil Wayne is no stranger to Rock. He appeared on Fallout Boy’s last album, and is continuing to pursue his own solo rock-inspired project named Rebirth. Experience, though, doesn’t necessarily imply success. His rock endeavours have been praised for their daring ingenuity, but not necessarily their sound. Ingenuity is one thing that the music pair share though, so it will be interesting to hear the final product of their collaboration.