Weezer to renew couples' wedding vows on 'Weezer Cruise' festival

Band will also play classic LPs 'Pinkerton' and 'The Blue Album' in full

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Weezer have revealed that they will be renewing couples' wedding vows as part of their 'Weezer Cruise' festival.

The band will also be showcasing their much-loved records 'Pinkerton' and 'The Blue Album' in their entirety on the nautical jaunt, which sails from Miami to Mexico and will also feature Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Gene Ween, Yuck, Wavves, The Antlers and Free Energy.

After posting the schedule for the event online, the band have confirmed that they will play their 1994 debut 'The Blue Album' in full on the first day of the cruise, followed by two nights of performing their 1996 fan-favourite 'Pinkerton'.

They will also be providing a variety of other activities for the festival, which runs from January 19 through to January 23, including singer Rivers Cuomo performing live readings from his book 'The Pinkerton Diaries' and bassist Scott Shriner renewing couples' wedding vows.

Other activities on offer include drummer Pat Wilson holding a a shuffleboard tournament and a midnight movie party hosted by guitarist Brian Bell.

The idea of a 'Festival Cruise' has become quite popular with acts including Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thomas and Steve Earle all trying out the new approach to gigging.

Prices for the cruise start at $799 (£501) per person for a double cabin, while groups of four will be able to attend for $599 (£375) each.

Earlier this year, Weezer contributed to The Muppets tribute LP 'The Green Album' by recording a duet of the furry creatures' track 'Rainbow Connection' with Paramore singer Hayley Williams.

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