Remember when Twitter‘s #WeezerCoverAfrica fan campaign actually got Weezer to cover “Africa” by Toto? Yes, it happened, and the longtime Los Angeles rockers recaptured listeners’ attention with the contemporary twist on the ’80s hit.
But, of course, Weezer being Weezer, they’ve taken that idea and ran with it. Behold, The Teal Album, the band’s new collection of cover songs surprise-released last night at midnight. See the tracklist after the pastel-colored album cover.
The band’s upcoming Black Album is still due March 1.
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Having trouble being patient until The Black Album? We got you covered (literally). The Teal Album is out now – the ultimate cover song collection with TOTO, @tearsforfearsmusic, @eurythmicsmusic, @officialaha, The Turtles, @blacksabbath, @jefflynneselo, @officialtlc, @michaeljackson & Ben E. King The first place to buy the Teal CD (if that’s your thing) at Weezer.com. 500 ultra limited teal velcro wallets avail now for pre-order – first 100 orders come with real signed dollar bills! More fun to come between now and Black Friday (3/1).
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Need a hard copy? “The first place to buy the Teal CD (if that’s your thing) at Weezer.com,” the band’s Insta post informs. “500 ultra limited teal velcro wallets avail now for pre-order – first 100 orders come with real signed dollar bills!”
What do you think of Weezer’s new album surprise? Did you ever dream the #WeezerCoverAfrica meme could elicit such an entry? Sound off in the comments section, and check out the band’s upcoming U.S. tour 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