Weezer concert: 05/20/2002 - Hiroshima, Japan

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Weezer performing in Hiroshima

On May 20, 2002 Weezer performed in Hiroshima, Japan at Club Quattro on the Japan World Cup Tour in support of Maladroit. The opening act was AM Radio.


Karl's Corner

Japan World Cup Tour show #4: Club Quattro, Hiroshima
5/20/2002

...The Pat report: "It was a balmy evening as we waited outside the stage door entrance in a partially enclosed staging area atop the Parco mall. We entered and proceeded to throw down giant slabs of Kobe beef-like rock. I then would occasionally pick up said slabs and gently clean them, and would then re-throw down. Repeat, rinse, repeat..." Pat's personal Japan show ratings: Sendai: 6.5, Tokyo Zepp: 10, Fukuoka 5, Hiroshima, 9*

*Pat: "due to Shrine-dog's tech problems, I'll take away a personal happy point in sympathy."

note: tonights show saw the first performance of "O Girlfriend"

Fan reaction

  • These e-mails from fans were posted on weezer.com:

...I had been talking about this for months, trying to get as many people as I could to make the trip from Iwakuni to see the Best Band in Rock. I saw them last year as well when they stopped in Hiroshima. However, this show was so much better! They came out ready to impress and impress they did. The venue was perfect- small, intimate and totally packed. From the opening notes I knew we were in for another "different" set. The highlight for me was when they played "My Name is Jonas" and "Simple Pages." The sound was wonderful and I was glad to hear that Rivers has learned a little Japanese on this trip. I'll be sure to catch them whenever I can! By the way, we were the four Americans going crazy- sorry if it threw anybody off. It isn't everyday when we can see some good old American rock n' roll in Japan! I can't say enough how great this show was. Thanks! ---Lawrence

...I went to the Weezer show in Hiroshima last night. It was a blast! They played at Club Quatro, which just opened in Hiroshima. It`s a pretty small place. It probably holds about 1200 people, and it has no seats, all of which makes for some great shows. Last night`s show was 100 times better than their show in Hiroshima last year. Rivers was very talkative last night. Most of what he said was pretty silly, and I don`t think many of the Japanese fans understood. My favorite line was `It`s time to pay the pied-piper, the one who pipes.` He also talked about Osaka a lot. I guess something good happened in Osaka. They played a good mix of songs from all the albums. `Hashpipe` and `The Good Life` seemed to be the crowd favorites. They also played `Yellow Camaro,` but I don`t think many people knew what it was. Rivers messed up on the lyrics to `No Other One.` And I think maybe they made some other mistakes. After the show I finally had a chance to talk to Rivers. But I was so nervous I couldn`t talk. I just sort of mumbled some nonsense. Ahh! I probably made a complete ass out of myself! ---Tim


Set list

  1. "Improv"
  2. "O Girlfriend"
  3. "Holiday"
  4. "Space Rock"
  5. "No Other One"
  6. "Hash Pipe"
  7. "In The Garage"
  8. "Fall Together"
  9. "The Good Life"
  10. "Knock-down Drag-out"
  11. "My Name Is Jonas"
  12. "Death and Destruction"
  13. "Yellow Camaro"
  14. "Simple Pages"
  15. "Say It Ain't So"
  16. "Slob"
  17. "Why Bother?"

Encore

  1. "Island In The Sun"


Trivia

See also