Rivers Cuomo Explains Current Weezer Tour
Ahead of Weezer's two nights concert in Boston where they are scheduled to play "The Blue Album" and "Pinkerton", the band's lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo took a quick timeout to talk about the group's feelings towards playing their old content.
Cuomo regarded Weezer's current Memories Tour as an 'emotional, cathartic experience' and said, "The last time we played all of those songs, they went over like a lead balloon. And I just remember that feeling of just total rejection. And then to see 5,500 people singing along to every last word through every song on the album, even the really difficult ones, was incredibly validating for me."
Ten years ago Cuomo vowed never to play Pinkerton songs ever again but he was forced to soften his stance in response to growing number of fan-requests and now the band is all set to perform the full Pinkerton album on the second night of their Boston trip.
Cuomo also revealed that he had goose bumps when during a recent concert; the fans gave an overwhelming response to his personal favourite Pinkerton song "Across the Sea."
Explaining Weezer's short-term agenda going into 2011, Cuomo said that they plan to extend the current Memories Tour and continue their trip down the memory lane.
"I'm sure Weezer will just keep touring, and I have a feeling that some of those shows will be these Memories shows, Blue and Pinkerton, and some of the shows will be more like greatest hits, depending on the show," he added.
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