Published Apr 26, 2010Following the likes of Sonic Youth and Radiohead, '90s alt-rock leftovers Weezer may be jumping the sinking ship that is the major label record industry. According to Billboard, the long-running quartet have decided to leave their longtime home at Geffen and trek off into more independent pastures.
However, according to EW.com, that my not be the case. A rep for the band told the website that although Weezer have fulfilled their Geffen contract, they are negotiating a possible new contract with the label. Nothing definite has been decided, the rep said.
While it's still unclear if the band will stay or go, bassist Scott Shriner confirmed that Weezer are working on some new tunes. "We're always planning and scheming something," he told Billboard. "We're always working on some new music. I can't really go into any detail about that yet, but we're all writing and working on new stuff."
In the meantime, Weezer do have some new material hitting stores soon. As previously reported, a deluxe reissue of Pinkerton is on the way. The band will also be contributing a song to the upcoming Shrek Ever After soundtrack. Finally, Rivers Cuomo did some guest vocals for rapper B.o.B, who's debut album B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray is due out tomorrow (April 27).
On top of the recorded material, Weezer will be appearing live and in the flesh on a number of summer tour dates, including Canadian shows in Sarnia, ON, Halifax and Montreal.
4/28 West Palm Beach, FL - SunFest
4/30 College Park, MD - Byrd Stadium
5/1 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center
5/2 East Rutherford, NJ - Bamboozle Festival
6/5 Milwaukee, WI - Verge Fest
6/11 Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Southern Indiana
6/12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
7/9 Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party
7/10 Sarnia, ON - Rogers Bayfest 2010
7/24 Halifax, NS - Halifax Rocks
8/1 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Fest
8/15 Commerce City, CO - Mile High Music Festival
8/28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
8/29 Reading, England - Reading Festival