Things are about to get darker…
Weezer have finally announced ‘The Black Album’, with the band releasing its lead single ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ and its accompanying video, which stars Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz – check it out below.
The four-piece’s long-awaited album was first spoken of by frontman Rivers Cuomo back in February 2017, with the record originally intended to be a sequel to April 2016’s ‘The White Album’. However, Weezer instead took the decision to release ‘Pacific Daydream’ in October 2017, which halted the production of ‘The Black Album’.
Speaking to NME, Rivers Cuomo described ‘The Black Album’ at the time as being “darker” and “more experimental and wildly negative”. He explained: “It’s experimenting with more modern electronic elements. It has one foot in the future and one foot in the past. The foot in the past would be like The Jesus & Mary Chain.”
The official announcement of ‘The Black Album’ today (October 11) has been spearheaded by the release of its lead single ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’. Produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, the funky track has also been given its own music video – starring Wentz as a Lyft driver enduring the worst shift of his life.
You can watch Weezer’s Jerry Media-produced video for ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ below.
As well as a new single and the album announcement, Weezer have also confirmed a slew of new North American tour dates with Pixies for 2019. See those below, and find any Weezer tickets here when they go on sale.
8 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
14 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
16 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
17 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
22 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
24 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
27 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
30 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
31 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
5 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
6 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
9 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
Weezer’s last music video – for their cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ – starred comedian musician Weird Al Yankovic filling in for Cuomo.