Brace yourselves: Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have announced a massive joint tour of Australia and New Zealand. Find the full list of dates and venues below.
The new leg of their Hella Mega Tour was announced at the stroke of midnight on Friday (February 7) by Live Nation. Over two weeks in November, the trio will play four stadium shows in Australia and two in New Zealand. They will be supported by New Zealand indie band The Beths.
Perth will be the first to experience the Hella Mega Tour on November 8 at HBF Park. Next is Melbourne, at Marvel Stadium, then Sydney at Bankwest Stadium. On November 17, they wrap up their Aussie outing in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. The bands will then play Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on November 20 and conclude the tour leg in Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium two days later.
The bands had teased the outing on February 5, simultaneously tweeting the Australian and New Zealand flags, plus a hand-over-mouth emoji. Check out the tweets below.
— Green Day (@GreenDay) February 5, 2020
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) February 5, 2020
— weezer (@Weezer) February 5, 2020
The tour’s official Twitter account subsequently reposted a screenshot of the three band’s tweets, seemingly confirming the Australia and New Zealand leg. See it below.
— Hella Mega (@HellaMegaTour) February 5, 2020
Fans had previously speculated that the Australian leg of the tour might take place between April and May, due to the notable gap between the end of the tour’s Asian dates (March 28 in Tokyo) and the start of the European leg (May 24 in Moscow), as noted by Pedestrian.TV.
The Hella Mega Tour was originally announced by Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer last September. The massive tour is in support of Green Day and Weezer’s forthcoming albums, ‘Father of All…’ and ‘Van Weezer’, respectively. Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy released their second compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two’, last November.
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer’s Hella Mega Australia/New Zealand tour dates are:
Perth, HBF Park (November 8)
Melbourne, Marvel Stadium (11)
Sydney, Bankwest Stadium (14)
Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium (17)
Dunedin, Forsyth Barr Stadium (20)
Auckland, Mt Smart Stadium (22)
?? @vodafoneNZ presale ? Tues 11th Feb, 10am.
?? My LN presale ? Tues 11th Feb, 10am.
On sale ? Fri 14th Feb, 10am
— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) February 6, 2020
Last month, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong revealed that he wants to re-record the band’s 2000 album ‘Warning’. “I want to go back and just do everything more live”, he said. “I think [lead single] ‘Minority’ live is a lot better than it came out on the album. But that’s just one of those things that you think about too much.”