Karl's Corner - 09/16/2009
2009/09/16 Bleezer Tour: San Diego: Cricket Ampitheater
...Back to San Diego, winner of the coveted Most Pleasant Climate (MPC) award in 9 out of the last 10 years. Tonight is a homecoming show for Blink who all reside in these here parts. Its been a real pleasure being on the Bleezer Tour, and this, the penultimate show of the team-up promises to be a corker. Corks will be corked. And it was cork-tastic! After Asher Roth's debut on the tour and another blistering Taking Back Sunday set, Weezer took the stage and a super high energy show was indeed had by all, with ukeleles and acoustic guitars biting the dust, giant fans being tossed around like toys, finger tapping supreme, and of course the trampoline of trouble. Rivers nearly did a faceplant at one point doing some of his random trampoline stunts, but he made it out basically unscathed due to his advanced tumbling training and jumped right back into the rock pool for more. It was more they wanted, and more they got But they wilted in the heat when weezer got hot. Then came the Blink homecoming show which was ttotally insane. Too much rock? Too much? No. There is no such thing.
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...heres a picture of the merch thats available on this tour, click it for full size:
Weezer's upcoming 7th studio album "Raditude", starring Sidney the dog! Make your own cover remix featuring Sidney over on Spinner.com - AOL Music is now running a contest through next week - then you will be able to vote on their favorite Raditude Remix Cover - The winner will get a 12"x12" (LP sized) print of their winning cover autographed by the band!
...Contest! Enter to win a signed gift bag from Weezer, All-American Rejects, Blink 182 and Chester French and receive a FREE Chester French MP3! Enter to win 1 of 5 signed gift bags with signed stuff from Weezer, The All-American Rejects, Blink 182 and Chester French and receive a FREE Chester French MP3 immediately! Each gift bag includes: - signed Blink 182 poster - signed Blink 182 “Greatest Hits” CD - signed Rivers Cuomo lithograph - a “Pork and Beans” 7” - signed The All-American Rejects picture - The All-American Rejects “AAR” necklace - signed Chester French “Love The Future” Vinyl - signed Chester French “Love The Future” CD Click HERE to enter, good luck! For official sweepstakes rules go here. Click HERE to enter, good luck! For official sweepstakes rules go here. .
...Reminder - Now here's a wicked Weezer cover experience you ought not miss if in the LA Area: Ryen and Jose from Ozma will be playing a show covering all of Weezer's 'Pinkerton' (and more) as "Across The Crabs - A Real Celebration of Pinkerton feat. members of OZMA & Teaneck".
Friday, Oct 02, 2009 8:30 PM PDT (8:00 PM Doors) at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA - $10 advance tix here.
...Reminder - ok so this guy is doing his grad school thesis on Guitar Hero and RockBand. If you play these games, take a minute to take his survey! While Weezer has been featured in GH 3 & 5, and RB 1 & 2, you can be a player any version of either game or both to help out with the survey. By taking it, you could win one of the many prizes he's lined up, such as GH5, RB the Beatles, or gift cards to iTunes, Amazon, and MusiciansFriend.
...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!