Weezer Cancel Broadway Residency Due to "Low Ticket Sales and Unbelievably High Costs"

The five-night 'SZNZ' residency has been called off

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Aug 10, 2022

As Weezer continue with their sometimes decent, sometimes disappointing SZNZ EP project, the band had been planning to play the whole series at a short run of Broadway shows. Now, Weezer have cancelled their Broadway shows "due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses."

That surprisingly candid quote comes straight from Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo, who shared the news on his Discord server, Mr. Rivers' Neighborhood. He wrote, "I'm very sorry to be telling you this now after we've already invested so much time, thought, and emotion. Extra apologies to those of you who cleared schedules and made travel plans to be with us."

He added that he "loved where we were going and I hope we can find a way to resurrect our vision."

The shows had been planned for five nights at New York, NY's Broadway Theatre, from September 13 to 18. The band were set to perform an EP in full on each of the first four nights, along with some back catalogue tunes. The fifth night was to be a mix of various SZNZ songs and older material.

Weezer have been releasing SZNZ EPs on the first day of each season in 2022. Spring and Summer are already out, with Autumn to come in September and Winter to arrive in December.

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