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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
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In what one can only call true Weezer fashion, the band have used the game Fortnite to premiere their brand-new, self-titled album on the game’s new island – Weezer World.

No, we’re not making this up.

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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!

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.

Dates:

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’…

Weezer released a super meta video for their cover of a-ha’s “Take On Me” and it stars Calpurnia.

Calpurnia, fronted by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, takes it back to the ‘80s with this video. Wolfhard even sports a crazy mullet that was definitely popular way before his time.

The song comes from Weezer’s most recently release, The Teal Albumwhich 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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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.