Rivers Cuomo hints at Weezer UK gig and says new album helps keep the format alive

US band release 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' on September 29

Rivers Cuomo hints at Weezer UK gig and says new album helps keep the format alive

Photo: Weezer

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has said that new album 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' shows the band shunning the idea that the album is a dying format as the popularity of playlists and singles increases.

The band recently revealed new song 'Back To The Shack' and will release the album on September 29. It is the US group's first since 'Hurley' in 2010.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on Monday (July 21), Cuomo spoke about how Weezer are rejecting current trends with 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'.

"I think there are a few ways of adjusting to the new world where people don’t listen to albums anymore – they listen to playlists or just buy singles – and maybe we've tried to evolve with the time, but you know that’s not who we are, so ultimately this time we’re going all in again and we’re going to make a great rock album like the good old days and put everything we have into it," he said. "Maybe no one will appreciate it that way but we think that it's what our core fans really want from us and that’s what we’re best at."

Cuomo also hinted at a collaboration with a "famous rock star" on the album but refused to name names. He was, however, more forthcoming about live dates and suggested that a UK show in London will be confirmed "any day now."

After that will come a series of US dates where Weezer will play 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' in full to select audiences. "We're most excited to do a run of small shows later this year, where we’re playing the new album front to back and, I don’t know, 500 to maybe 1,500 fans can get in," said Cuomo. "So it’s really the people who really wanna hear this new album, they know it front and back, and they’re ready to participate and sing along, and it’s gonna be such a new fresh experience for us – I can’t wait."

Weezer's new album was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars, who also produced their 'Blue Album' in 1994 and 'Green Album' in 2001. In keeping with Cuomo's comments, drummer Pat Wilson recently described the album as a mix between 'Blue Album' and the band's 1996 follow-up, 'Pinkerton'.

Read More On This Artist

Weezer Interview Backstage - Leeds Festival 2010 Weezer Interview Backstage - Leeds Festival 2010

Video: Weezer Interview Backstage - Leeds Festival 2010

Weezer Merchandise
More News
Ian Brown tells court weatherman and teacher Fred Talbot made class watch gay porn film
Wu-Tang Clan members team up for documentary about Raekwon's solo album
Hot Chip and Sleater-Kinney among first names to be confirmed for 6 Music Festival
Fans react to news of Tom Delonge's departure from Blink-182
Possible early Aphex Twin demos posted onto Soundcloud by mystery user
Carl Barât on new Libertines album: 'I'm proud of what we've written so far'
O2 Priority Tickets for The Vaccines, Elbow, Nicki Minaj and more available tomorrow
Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Slaves announced for The Great Escape 2015
Chris Robinson on The Black Crowes' split: 'It's more complicated than Rich's...
Blink-182 confirm split from 'disrespectful and ungrateful' Tom DeLonge
Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Who, Noel Gallagher to headline Teenage Cancer Trust
Babes In Toyland announce May 2015 UK reunion tour
Tom DeLonge denies leaving Blink-182
The Prodigy share 'The Day Is My Enemy' title track - listen
Catfish And The Bottlemen cover The Killers' 'Read My Mind' - watch
London's 12 Bar Club re-opened by squatters
All We Are stream debut album online
Ariel Pink unveils 'Dayzed Inn Daydreams' video – watch
Muse confirm new album title 'Drones' in latest in-the-studio video
Noel Gallagher, Florence And The Machine and The Prodigy to play Benicàssim 2015
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson to headline disability-friendly gigs
Dave Grohl won't appear in Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage Of Heck'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM