Weezer Gets 'Enlightened' With Dashboard, Strokes
Weezer has drafted Dashboard Confessional and Sparta for its summer Enlightenment Tour, tentatively due to kick off July 6 in Salt Lake City. The Strokes are confirmed to jump aboard for "a still to bWeezer has drafted Dashboard Confessional and Sparta for its summer Enlightenment Tour, tentatively due to kick off July 6 in Salt Lake City. The Strokes are confirmed to jump aboard for "a still to be determined section" of the trek, according to Weezer's official Web site. The tour is scheduled to wrap Aug. 10 in San Diego, and the site promises "some additional suprises" throughout.
Weezer will be touring in support of its latest Interscope album, "Maladroit," which debuted last week at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 152,000 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The band concludes a Japanese tour tonight (May 27) in Tokyo.
Dashboard Confessional, led by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, will be out behind its Vagrant album "The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart this week. As previously reported, Carrabba will appear on MTV's "Unplugged" on June 16.
Sparta, which features former members of Texas-based rock act At The Drive-In, will release its DreamWorks debut, "The Wiretap Scars," on Aug. 13. A four song EP, "Austere," is in stores now.
Here is the tentative routing for the Weezer tour:
July 6: Salt Lake City (E Center)
July 7: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 9: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Centre)
July 11: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
July 12: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 14: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
July 15: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
July 17: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 18: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheatre)
July 20: Hartford, Conn. (CTnow.com Meadows Music Centre)
July 21: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
July 22: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
July 23: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 26: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
July 27: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
July 30: Nashville (venue TBA)
Aug. 1: Houston (the Woodlands)
Aug. 2: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Center)
Aug. 4: San Antonion (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 7: Phoenix (venue TBA)
Aug. 9: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 10: San Diego (Coors Amphitheatre)