As Tone Deaf reports, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong helped kickstart the speculation on September 7 by leaving a comment on an Instagram post by the actor Rainn Wilson, tagging Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy with two words: “hella mega”.
Fans then uncovered the password-protected site HellaMegaTour.com, which besides a login field displays only a huge .gif of Wilson as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. Social media accounts have also been set up for the tour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fans were also tipped off by merchandise with mismatched designs – such as images of Fall Out Boy labelled with “Weezer” and Green Day labelled with “Fall Out Boy” – that tease some sort of huge crossover event with the three bands.
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So I got this shirt in the mail and I don't know who sent it to me. I'm pissed off and can't stop laughing at the same time🤣🤣🤣 #GreenDay #falloutboy #fob #weird #strange #odd #unusual #ilikeitweird #music #ilovemusic #musicislife #ifyoudontknowwhythisisfunnywecantbefriends #hellamegatour
Just got this in the mail today. I didn't order anything. I'm so confused with #Weezer and #LOFTRO XD Did I miss something while I was gone due to medical reasons? I know my bday is the 8th. Did someone sneakily send me something? Either way it's amazing. Thanks <3 @petewentz pic.twitter.com/h19mr5xhOc
— Misty Porter (@MystiCave) September 6, 2019
A flyer, which a fan was handed outside a concert venue in Philadelphia, also advertises something called “Hella Mega” with the three bands in question.
LET'S GET IT pic.twitter.com/fbdjpmp2E1
— sjc (@sarahjocarl) September 7, 2019
Weezer – who released ‘The Black Album’ earlier this year – are due to tour South America in a few weeks. Green Day, whose last record ‘Revolution Radio’ was released in 2016, are expected to release a new album soon: Late last year, Armstrong told fans he was working on new Green Day material.