Weezer performed at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 2001 as part of the Midget Tour. This was Cold's last show as the opening act as during their set they quit due to the amount of heckling they were getting from the Weezer fans.
- See Karl's Corner - 09/21/2001
|...ok, the United Center is BIG. The Chicago Blackhawks play there. The Chicago Bulls play there. A whole hell of a lot of people can fit in this place. This may have been the biggest congregation of weezer fans ever in one place, as around 13,000 people came out to see the show! I, for one, was very impressed.
...not all good news today, however: I wasn't there to witness what exactly went down, but during tonight's Cold set, something happened that caused Cold to leave the stage early. Shortly thereafter backstage, the lead singer announced that they had just quit the tour! No one beleived it at first, but sure enough, Cold packed up and went their own way after the show was over. I don't know what exactly happened, but I do know that the singer was not responding well to heckling from some weezer fans over the last few shows, and apparently this happened again tonight. I've never really seen anything like this before, and it's a bummer, as I felt like everyone in the bands and crew was just getting to know each other, and were getting along well...plus its no fun for a tour to lose a band like that, but if thats their decision, we have to respect it...
- Karl Koch