Weezer concert: 01/23/1997

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Weezer concert: 01/23/1997
Tour Pinkerton Tour
Venue The Rave
Location Milwaukee, WI
Date January 23, 1997
Associated album Pinkerton
Supporting acts Nerf Herder
Debuts "Devotion"
Attendance 1,500+[1]
Weezer live show chronology
01/22/1997 - Columbus, OH 01/23/1997 - Milwaukee, WI 01/24/1997 - Madison, WI

Weezer performed at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 23, 1997 as part of the Pinkerton Tour. The opening act was Nerf Herder.


No. Title
1. "Tired of Sex"    
2. "Getchoo"    
3. "My Name Is Jonas"    
4. "Pink Triangle"    
5. "No One Else"    
6. "No Other One"    
7. "Why Bother?"    
8. "In the Garage"    
9. "Devotion" (live debut)  
10. "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"    
11. "Say It Ain't So"    
12. "The Good Life"    
13. "Undone - The Sweater Song"    
No. Title
14. "Butterfly"    
15. "Across the Sea"    
16. "El Scorcho"    
17. "Buddy Holly"    
18. "Surf Wax America"    

Historic event

See Historic event: 01/23/1997

On this day in 1997, Weezer played in Milwaukee, WI at the Rave Hall, one of the several concert venues in the massive Rave/Eagle's Ballroom complex, with Nerf Herder opening. On this day, the Weezer Fanclub leaders Mykel and Carli flew in from Portland, joining the band for 2 nights and doing special fan meet-ups. The weather was brutally cold and snowy, but the shows were crazy and fun. Tonight the band played Pinkerton b-side "Devotion" live for the first time. Fan Bryan F. wrote years later: "...My friends and I got there quite a few hours early and we had nowhere to go. We ended up sneaking in the venue (the doors were UNLOCKED because of soundcheck). We ordered a pizza, it came, and minutes later Weezer arrived! Pat asked me, "Is that pizza for us?" I said "no" I'm an idiot. Then Nerf Herder showed up in a van and started carrying stuff in. I asked if I could help and they said yes. I carried some road cases in and stood right on the side of the stage as WEEZER WAS SOUNDCHECKING!! I heard them play Devotion! It was awesome. BUT THE BEST PART IS STILL COMING. One of my friends named Jeremy was a friend of Mykel and Carli and had set it up where we had back stage passes! After the show, we kicked it with Mykel and Carli, they were wonderful and sweet and awesome, God rest their souls. Then Rivers, Brian, and Pat came out..."

- Karl Koch


See also

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20040927063025fw_/http://wma.weezernation.com/19970124miljoursent.htm "Laid-Back Weezer Gets Crowd Jumping". Nick Carter. 24 January 1997. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.