Weezer plan special shows for Boston

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Weezer have revealed plans for a brief fall tour that will stop in Boston for a pair of very special shows. As part of the “Memories Tour,” the band will deliver back-to back performances at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14 and 15. Each of the shows will have a unique twist with the band planning to play their 1994 debut album Weezer (also known at “The Blue Album”) on night one and their 1996 sophomore album Pinkerton on night two. The band will also in a few greatest hits and additional songs from the brand new album Hurley on both nights. Tickets for both shows, which range in price from $17 to $63.50, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Weezer, who will also play the special shows in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, are keeping busy with multiple projects this fall.  Last month, Weezer released their eighth studio album Hurley. The album cover features a picture of actor Jorge Garcia, who portrayed the character “Hurley” Reyes on the hit television series Lost. Powered by the single “Memories”, it is Weezer’s first release with the label Epitaph, after the band parted ways with Geffen Records in 2009.

On November 2, Weezer will release project a collection of unreleased songs called Death to False Metal. The album is comprised of previously unreleased songs recorded during various sessions from the early ‘90s to present day. It will be released simultaneously with a deluxe version of Pinkerton. To coincide with the re-release of Pinkerton, the band will release “The Pinkerton Diaries,” a book that compiles frontman Rivers Cuomo’s journals, letters, photos and college papers at Harvard University written during 1994-1997. Cuomo also hopes to release the third volume of his solo “Alone” sessions, which would more outtakes and lost tracks from the Pinkerton era.

As if that’s not enough, Weezer are also already working on their tenth album in hopes of an early 2011 release.

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