Weezer and Panic! at the Disco headline 2016 Fuzz Fest in Scranton on June 26
From a press release:
Weezer and Panic! at the Disco announced their 40+ city co-headlining tour today in support of their respective new albums, “Weezer” and “Death of a Bachelor,” including a stop in Scranton to headline local radio station Fuzz 92.1’s Fuzz Fest at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Sunday, June 26.
The summer 2016 tour will kick off on June 10 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion before continuing through major cities like Miami, Dallas, Boston, and Chicago and concluding in Irvine, California’s Irvine Meadows Amphitheater on Aug. 6. Indie alternative artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness be featured as a special guest on the tour.
General on-sale tickets will be available next Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, weezer.com, and panicatthedisco.com. A special Fuzz pre-sale will begin on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. for All-Access Club members on fuzz921.com.
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Today also marks the unexpected announcement of Weezer’s self-titled 10th studio album (referred to as “The White Album”), which will be released on Friday, April 1 via Weezer/Crush Music. Produced by the band and Jake Sinclair, “The White Album” follows 2014’s critically praised “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” and continues that record’s celebrated return to musical form.
The first new song available from “The White Album” (which also features last year’s awesome “Do You Wanna Get High?” and current fast-approaching Top 10 Alternative Radio single “Thank God for Girls”) is a sun-bleached sing-along called “King of the World.” On this tour, fans can expect lots of new material from “The White Album,” as well as the much-loved anthems for which Weezer are known, like “Buddy Holly,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.
“Death of a Bachelor” is Panic! at the Disco’s fifth studio album that was released today on Fueled by Ramen/DCD2 Records. The record’s first single, “Hallelujah,” has since accumulated more than 20 million streams on Spotify and over 11 million plays on YouTube, while the current single, “Victorious,” launched at No. 1 overall on iTunes, iTunes Alternative Songs, and on Billboard and Twitter’s Trending 140 charts just hours after its release while also accumulating over 24 million plays.
Musically, the album is a powerhouse full of boisterous anthems with huge choruses, slick production, and compelling samples. In frontman Brendon Urie’s words, the album sounds like Frank Sinatra taught DJs to write rock ‘n’ roll. The new record is the follow-up album to “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!,” which made a Top 2 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2013 release. Currently, the band is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut double-platinum album “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.”
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ eponymous album has produced the smash single “Cecilia and the Satellite,” garnering over 12 million Spotify plays and becoming a Top 5 hit across both alternative and AAA radio, a Top 10 hit on Hot AC, and climbing on pop radio. “Cecilia and the Satellite” has found great commercial success, having been featured on MTV’s “Real World” and the TV promo for Warner Bros. Pictures’ film “Pan.” He has also performed the single on “Conan” and on “Today.”
Aside from his professional successes, McMahon is a survivor of leukemia and the founder of the Dear Jack Foundation, which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit young adults diagnosed with cancer.
See photos from last year’s Fuzz Fest here.