Band That Wouldn’t Die To Tour With Band That Won’t Go Away

I’m probably not in the target demographic for this particular tour, but the announcement that Weezer would be opening for Blink-182′s reunion tour this summer conjured up an “oh, that’s still happening?” response from me. (Then I pondered which bodily function the tour’s name would pun around with.)

Blink-182 was getting a little more interesting immediately before they broke up—“I Miss You” wasn’t too bad—but putting these two bands on a bill together seems to ensure that every music-loving Abercrombie shopper within a 50-mile radius of a shed will have something to do the night that the tour blows into town.

If you’ve been wondering what songs Blink might pull out of the dustbin for the tour, Mark Hoppus posted a photo of words written on a piece of paper to his Twitter that might provide a few hints.

It’s been a long road for Weezer from when they headlined their first national tour, which had Lutefisk and Possum Dixon opening. Possum Dixon’s former lead singer Zabrecky is apparently making a living as a magician these days, but if Weezer ever wants that bill to have a reunion tour of its own, I might be willing to sit through Weezer playing “Pork and Beans” to see it. (Well, only if Rivers and pals agree to play “My Name Is Jonas,” too.)

Possum Dixon, “Watch That Girl Destroy Me”:

Blink-182 Taking Weezer On Summer 2009 Tour [Buzznet]

  • Ned Raggett

    I’m flashing back to when Green Day opened for Blink in the late nineties or whenever it was.

  • Anonymous

    Blink 182 better get to work designing giant neon phallaces for their stage show

  • How do I say this … THROWDINI!

    Wait, what? Why is Weezer is opening for Blink? Can’t Weezer sell out big venues on their own? Didn’t they just do that? I could see the logic when they opened up for Foo Fighters (and those shows were fun), but Blink? Maybe Rivers just likes to get to bed early.

  • Anonymous

    Seeing blink tour this summer just got 50% less exciting. Bummer

  • Anonymous

    @Ned Raggett: Yes, this was pre-American Idiot. GD still blew Blink off the stage as well.

  • Al Shipley

    @How do I say this … THROWDINI!: I’m sure it’s really a ‘co-headlining’ show where Blink happens to be playing last. I think the 2 bands are on pretty even footing as far as commercial success, but Weezer’s been touring consistently the last few years and Blink haven’t, so it’s probably safe to assume Blink will be the bigger draw.

  • Anonymous

    @How do I say this … THROWDINI!: Weezer’s arena tour last fall was pretty soft in terms of ticket sales.

  • How do I say this … THROWDINI!

    @Al Shipley: Yeah, you’re probably right about it being a co-headlining tour. And given what @2ironic4u: said and with the economy, etc., they probably need both bands to sell enough tickets. That being said, I’m not abandoning my “Rivers wants to go to bed early” theory just yet.

  • dyfl

    When i saw Weezer at MSG last year, Tom DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves were the opening act. When Tom came out to sing on “Undone (The Sweater Song),” the venue actually booed. I suspect these audiences are not as compatible as they might be expecting.

  • BigRicks

    @dyfl: I think there’s compatibility as long as they’re not on stage ruining each others songs. Rivers and co. are doing a good enough job of that by delegating singing responsibilities to people other than Rivers.

  • Anonymous

    @dyfl: I was at the same show! Cool!

    Yeah, I noticed that too. Honestly, there will be many more Blink-182 fans there, as this tour is somewhat of a big deal.

  • Anonymous

    Most appropriate headline ever.

  • chules

    I’m still upset that I was denied the chance to see a Weezer / Teenage Fanclub twin bill in Toms River, NJ (at a venue I don’t think before or after ever had a show) in ’95 b/c one of the Fannies got sick. Grand Prix was (and is) one of my faves and I keep thinking back to what it would’ve been like seeing them then instead of 10 years later (that show was great, thankfully).

  • Rob Murphy

    @ Dan Gibson, @disasterevolved: Band That Wouldn’t Die To Tour With Band That Won’t Go Away

    Sorry, but I’m new here. Which band is which???