Weezer’s Dec. 12 show will be the inaugural Citi Sound Concert Series at the venue and will be followed throughout the month by shows from eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson for the WDAS Holiday Jam and comedian John Oliver who will bring a New Year’s Eve special on Dec. 30 and 31.
“We are thrilled to offer an eclectic series of opening shows that will truly offer something for everyone at The Met,” said Gordon in a release following the press conference. “We are grateful to the many artists who are just as excited as we are for The Met and want to be a part of our inaugural season. We would also like to thank our many great partners who helped make The Met’s restoration possible.”
Also performing in December are Lindsey Stirling, PnB Rock and Kurt Vile and the Violators. In 2019, the Met Philly has also announced Greensky Bluegrass, truTV’s Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins, Jim Gaffigan, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and Brian Regan.
The new artists join previously announced shows for James Bay and his Electric Light tour on March 9 and Derek Hough from NBC’s World of Dance and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on June 14.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Sept. 14 at 10am ET. Live Nation will donate $0.25 of every ticket sold to a show at The Met Philadelphia to Philadelphia Public Schools.