By Alex HudsonWeezer are currently gearing up for their eighth LP, Hurley, which is due out on September 14. Given the dubious reception their last few albums have received, however, many old-time fans are probably more excited about the upcoming reissue of the band's 1996 classic, Pinkerton. Now, guitarist Brian Bell has confirmed that the re-release will be coming soon, and stated that the band might even be heading out on a Pinkerton tour.
Bell revealed the news during a backstage interview at the Mile High Music Festival (see the embedded video below). He said, "[Weezer] have a reissue of Pinkerton coming out with new packaging, and - I'm praying - a Pinkerton tour, where we'll play all the songs off Pinkerton, soon."
This represents a major change of heart for frontman Rivers Cuomo, who previously claimed to hate Pinkerton and refused to play the songs live.
Bell added, "We also have a rarities album of unreleased tracks called Death to False Metal." He didn't mention a release date, but it looks like this long-rumoured compilation might finally be happening.