Weezer Fights 'Zombie Bastards,' Gives New 'Black Album' Details
By Katrina Nattress
November 21, 2018
Last month, Weezer announced their 12th studio album (and fifth in their self-titled series), The Black Album. On Wednesday (November 21), the band gave fans something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Eve by sharing more details surrounding the upcoming release.
The album was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek and sees the alt rock legends experimenting more than ever before. Every song was conceived by Rivers Cuomo on piano, which was a first, and many of the band members tried out different instruments during the recording process.
Welcome to the dark side.— weezer (@Weezer) November 21, 2018
The Black Album (ft. Can't Knock The Hustle) arrives on 3/1/19. Pre-order now https://t.co/6U5DuNKlnj get your hands on one of the many bundles in the webstore https://t.co/ThBFzGBhLg (there’s something for everyone). pic.twitter.com/RglArmnD3z
Aside from detailing The Black Album, the band also gifted fans with another new song off the record. "Zombie Bastards" is a catchy sing along that shows the band playing around with hip hop beats. Listen to the new track below, and don't be mad if the chorus gets stuck in your head.
"Zombie Bastards" follows the album's lead single, "Can't Knock the Hustle." The Black Album is slated for a March 1, 2019 release and can be pre-ordered here. After the album drops, Weezer hits the road with fellow indie rock icons the Pixies.
Check out a full list of tour dates below.
Weezer + Pixies Spring 2019 Tour Dates
3/8/19 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
3/10/19 Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
3/13/19 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
3/14/19 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
3/16/19 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/17/19 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
3/19/19 Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
3/20/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
3/22/19 Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
3/24/19 St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
3/26/19 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/27/19 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
3/28/19 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
3/30/19 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
3/31/19 Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
4/5/19 Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
4/6/19 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
4/7/19 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
4/9/19 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
4/10/19 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
4/12/19 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
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