Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer rock Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 13
From a press release:
The Hella Mega Tour, their headlining stadium run that was planned for last year before COVID-19 put everything on hold, kicks off on July 24 in Dallas, Texas. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city North American outing with special guests The Interrupters will bring these popular bands to some of the most renowned stadiums in the country, including Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston, Citi Field in New York City (Wednesday, Aug. 4), Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia (Friday, Aug. 20), and more before wrapping up at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on Sept. 6.
The tour stops at Hersheypark Stadium (100 West Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) on Friday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
In celebration of this week’s announcement, all three bands will participate in “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 17. Weezer and Fall Out Boy will perform with Green Day, joining them for an exclusive interview.
Additionally, Green Day just released their newest song, “Pollyanna.” This weekend, Fall Out Boy will perform on the season finale of “American Idol,” airing live coast-to-coast on May 23 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Last week, Weezer released their newest single, “All My Favorite Songs,” featuring AJR and performed “All the Good Ones” off their latest metal-influenced album “Van Weezer” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day is one of the world’s bestselling bands of all time with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album “Dookie,” which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of No. 1 hit singles. Entertainment Weekly called the five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees “the most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attested that “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”
In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera “American Idiot” that captured the nation’s attention, selling more than seven million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy for Best Rock Album. Mojo said, “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock ‘n’ roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of “American Idiot” debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim.
Released last year, Green Day’s 13th studio album, “Father of All Motherfuckers” (Reprise/Warner Records), debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Album Sales chart and No. 1 in both the U.K. and Australia. Pitchfork declared it their “most fetching and youthful songs in ages. The trio sounds reinvigorated, more like hungry newcomers staking their claim.”
Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy most recently released “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” featuring Wyclef Jean on their 2019 record “Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two.” The song marked the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song “Lake Effect Kid” EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs, “City in a Garden” and “Super Fade.” In 2019, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track “I’ve Been Waiting,” a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen.
Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album, “Mania,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018 and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a hometown show at Wrigley Field. In January, they performed at the “We the People” concert as part of the official Joe Biden/Kamala Harris inauguration.
Multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Weezer continues to be one of the most beloved and influential bands of the last 25 years. The band has already had an amazing 2021 with the release of not one but two incredible albums – an orchestral pop record meditating on technology and disconnectedness called “OK Human” and an homage to the band’s shared metal roots growing up called “Van Weezer.” 2021 will also see the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Weezer (The Green Album)” and the 25th anniversary of “Pinkerton.”
Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S. and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalog includes such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” and “Pork and Beans.”
Following massively acclaimed album releases in 2016 and 2017 (“Weezer (The White Album)” and “Pacific Daydream,” respectively) and two sold-out amphitheater tours with Panic! At the Disco (2016) and the Pixies (2018), Weezer released a fan-inspired cover of Toto’s “Africa.” The cover propelled the band back into the charts across the board and has since gone platinum. They then dropped a surprise covers album in 2019, “Weezer (The Teal Album),” which has been streamed over 100 million times since its release.
See NEPA Scene’s review and photos of Weezer’s 2019 Musikfest concert in Bethlehem here.