Warpedtour.Launch.com interview with Rivers Cuomo - June 27, 2000

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Digital interview with Rivers Cuomo
Publication Vans Warped Tour (Link)
Interviewee Rivers Cuomo
Interviewer Neal Weiss
Date June 27, 2000
Format Digital
External link Archive via Archive.org
Associated concert Weezer concert: 06/23/2000
References See where this interview is referenced on Weezerpedia

Author: Neal Weiss (Warpedtour.Launch.com)
Published: June 27, 2000


Weezer jumped back into the spotlight late last week when they played in front of 7,000 fans at the opening day of the Vans Warped Tour 2000 in Fresno, California. While the Los Angeles alt-rockers played several club gigs in anticipation of the big outdoor tour, singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo admitted to Warpedtour.com minutes before the Fresno gig that he was having what he described as "set-list jitters." But all turned out OK.

"A lot of our songs are kind of slower, so I was afraid everyone would want to hear really fast punk songs and they would throw bottles and shoes and other large objects at us," Cuomo explained. "I think during the Lunachicks' set that played before us, when the crowd starting chanting, 'Weezer!' ... that's when I realized things would be OK." The set included three of the band's biggest hits, "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So," and "Undone (The Sweater Song)."

Weezer is currently considering a March, 2001, date for the release of its next album from one of the labels within the Universal Music Group. "Interscope-slash-Geffen ... whatever it is," Cuomo said. "I'm not even sure."

The Vans Warped Tour 2000 arrives in Ventura, Calif., June 28 after its first production gaffe. The Las Vegas show scheduled for Monday, June 26, was postponed due to an "11th-hour permit problem," according to a Warped Tour spokesperson. It has been rescheduled for August 7 at a venue to be announced. Tickets for Monday's show will be honored at the August date. "We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience this glitch has caused," the spokesperson said.

-- Neal Weiss