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Weezer have something to celebrate— their cover of “Africa” by Toto just went certified Gold.

In case you forgot how we got here, let’s have a refresher on why the band covered the song in the first place, and how it resulted in a surprise album.

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It all started when a fan account @WeezerAfrica campaigned for the band to cover the track and it became a huge hit.

Since then, Weezer dropped The Teal Album, a complete collection of cover songs, just before dropping their latest release, The Black Album (which they premiered on Fortnite.)

Now, “Africa” has gone certified Gold and Platinum. This is the first time the band’s had a Gold record since “Maladroit” in 2002.

The band celebrated the huge success on Twitter.

Its been a while, man, lifes so rad. A while, that is, since we were awarded with a gold record! Thanks to everyone – Mary the @weezerafrica twitter girl, our fans, terrestrial and satellite stations, streaming services, and Crush management – for supporting this crazy single!”

You can celebrate by listening to “Africa” covered by Weezer below.

In other news, Weezer is currently on tour right now, and they’ve been opening up their shows with a barbershop quartet version of “Buddy Holly.” You can check out a video of that below.

You can check out the remaining tour dates below.

Dates

03/16/19 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino *
03/17/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
03/19/19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center *
03/20/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena *
03/22/19 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum *
03/24/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center *
03/26/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *
03/27/19 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *
03/28/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena *
03/30/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
03/31/19 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center *
04/05/19 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena *
04/06/19 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
04/07/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
04/09/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center *
04/10/19 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
04/12/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay

* with Pixies

What do you think of “Africa” going certified Gold? Sound off in the comments below!

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