Weezer use ‘Fortnite’ to premiere ‘The Black Album’
"Weezer World" allows fans to listen to 4 new songs before the album drops at midnight.February 28, 2019
No, we’re not making this up.
The band’s self-titled, thirteenth studio album (also known as The Black Album) is set to be released on March 1.
That didn’t stop the band from using the viral video game to give fans a sneak peek of the album before it officially drops at midnight.
As part of the game’s eighth season, a “Weezer World” popped up in the universe of Fortnite. Players are allowed to explore this new island all while listening to four songs from the album before they’ve been released.
Check out a glimpse of Weezer World below!
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 28, 2019
Weezer’s Black Album will drop March 1. The band is going on tour that same month, and you can check out those dates below.
03/08/19 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center *
03/10/19 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
03/12/19 – New York, New York @ Madison Square Garden *
03/13/19 – Montréal, QC @ Bell Centre *
03/14/19 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center *
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
Weezer team up with ‘Stranger Things’…
The song comes from Weezer’s most recently release, The Teal Album, which is comprised solely of cover songs.
The “Take On Me” video shows the whole Calpurnia crew rocking out at a throwback jam sesh in Wolfhard’s living room. To give us even more ‘80s vibes, there are doodled animations of the band throughout. Check out the video below.
Have you explored Weezer World and listened to the new tracks in Fortnite? Sound off in the comments below!
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