Weezer Plots Cruise, Side-by-Side Shows With the Flaming Lips

On May 1, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo ooh-wee-ooh looks just like Buddy Holly as he rocks out in front of fans at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

After a successful string of "Pinkerton" and "Blue Album" shows (dubbed the Memories Tour) late last year, Weezer is trying out a few more unconventional touring ideas. First the band announced two "side-by-side" shows with the Flaming Lips yesterday, while today comes news of its own cruise in 2012.

The SoCal rockers will slather on the sunscreen as they rock the lido deck on the Weezer Cruise this coming January, performing aptly-titled tracks like "Holiday," "Island in the Sun" and many more. The four-day voyage, through Carnival Cruises, will leave from Miami on Jan. 19, sailing to Cozumel, Mexico before ending its journey back in Miami on Jan. 23.

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The cruise will not only include multiple indoor and outdoor sets from Weezer -- as well as a Q&A and a picture alongside the band for all passengers -- but also sets from a slew of other bands. Dinosaur Jr. and its related projects (Sebadoh, J Mascis solo, Lou Barlow solo) will make a splash on the cruise, as will Wavves, Yuck, the Antlers, Free Energy, Ozma, Sleeper Agent, Boom Bip and more. And naturally, passengers can expect the typical cruise amenities of gourmet meals, casinos, pools and more.

The band's "side-by-side" shows with the Flaming Lips will kick off later this month, on July 28 and 29 in, respectively, Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center) and Long Island, N.Y. (Nikon at Jones Beach). The two acts will share one stage, alternating songs throughout the singular headlining set. Yeasayer will open both performances.


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