Karl's Corner - 08/31/2009
2009/08/30 Bleezer Tour: Columbia, MD: Merriweather Post Pavilion
+++ RIP DJ AM - Condolences to Travis Barker, the Blink clan and AM's family. +++
...Another leafy green forested area with a Rock N Roll Center deep inside. What is it about a forest that inspires the rock?
Breaking news: Blink-182 has pulled out of this show, but the rest of the bands are rocking onward. We have no other details at this time.
Post show wrap up - a very last minute change in plans due to the death of Travis Barker's close friend DJ AM caused Blink to pull out of todays show at the last second. Everything was all set up and people were already coming in to see the show, so hastily laid plans were made to turn this show in to a Weezer headliner show, with refunds available to those who did not want that. It appears most people stayed to rock out as the place looked pretty full, and weezer did their best to step up into the headline slot, adding 4 songs to the set list (which inspired some quick rehearsals in the dressing room), and doing their best to go all out under unexpected circumstances. Things went over very well in the end - a big rock show!
Were you at this show? Post your show stories here.
...heres a picture of the merch thats available on this tour, click it for full size:
A round-up of recent interviews and articles:
...Check out Jillian's Blog - Scott Shiner's wife Jillian is blogging about her experiences on this tour as a new mother and rock tour wife. Good stuff!
...Twitter Search: Weezer - the power of the fans with the cams!
...Reminder: Weezer's new single, the first from their upcoming 7th album "Raditude" is called "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to". And the super simple radio request phrase once again is: "(If you're wondering if i want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to", yes, I want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to". What could be easier? ***Debuted at #21 on 8/27! #1 most played on KROQ Los Angeles! Thanks to you!***
"Raditude". Out 10/27 from Weezer. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Butch Walker. Featuring (If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to", "Trippin' Down The Freeway", "Can't Stop Partying", "The Girl Got Hot", "I'm Your Daddy", and "In The Mall", just to name a few!