Weezer & Pixies Are Bringing Alterna-Rock Massiveness To Arenas Next Summer

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 2, 2017 3:02PM

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Weezer, photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Did the Pixies beget Weezer? Probably, though I'm guessing late '80s hair metal might have had equal sway on Rivers Cuomo's musical education. How ever you slide it though, both Pixies and Weezer were groundbreaking acts for their era. Without The Pixies there would be no Nirvana, and Weezer took crunchy underground guitars and grafted them onto the bubbling emo movement and Beach Boys sound structures.

In the years since each band's inception, they've taken odd routes. Pixies turned a never-ending reunion tour into a reunion album that actually managed to stand on its own merits. And Weezer consistently releases solid albums that nevertheless seem to disappoint super fans for not replicating Pinkerton (which they already did, on their hugely underrated and third best album Maladroit).

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10. The bill hits Chicago in Tinley Park (we'll always call it World Music Theater!) on July 7th.

The full tour dates are below.

6/23/18 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/26/18 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
6/27/18 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
6/29/18 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/30/18 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
7/6/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/7/18 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/8/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/10/18 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/11/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/13/18 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/14/18 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
7/15/18 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
7/17/18 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/18/18 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/20/18 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/21/18 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/22/18 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/24/18 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
7/25/18 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/27/18 Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/28/18 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
7/29/18 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
7/31/18 Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
8/1/18 West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/4/18 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/7/18 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/11/18 Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
8/12/18 Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion