L.A. rockers Weezer have announced their eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream on Crush Music/Atlantic Records due out on October 27th. The non-self-titled or colour-themed record continues the Rivers Cuomo-led four-piece’s titled-albums following their self-titled, feel-good hits of the Californian summer-tinged White Album which was only released last year.
The summer theme seems to continue thus far with Pacific Daydream, first single Feels Like Summer hitting the airwaves in March. But to accompany the news of their new record, the rockers have released their latest single, Mexican Fender. Check out the video here:
Following the release of their self-titled White Album, the band began working on what they called “The Black Album,” but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born. Frontman Rivers Cuomo brings this decision back to a Chinese proverb he says inspired the design behind the entire record:
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
Weezer return to Europe this October, kicking off the UK leg of their tour in Leeds on the 23rd. The band play five shows visiting Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and wrap the tour at London’s Wembley Arena. The Glasgow date is sold out and the others are selling fast. Last remaining tickets can be purchased now, see https://weezer.com/tour/ for more information.
A pre-order for Pacific Daydream is available HERE.
UK tour dates:
23/10/17 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
24/10/17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
25/10/17 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo (with The Orwells)
27/10/17 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
28/10/17 London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena (with Ash, The Orwells)