Weezer recently stopped by NPR to perform a few songs for their Tiny Desk concert series. Having already released two new albums in 2019, including brand new songs on The Black Album and all covers on The Teal AlbumWeezer is preparing for a big year ahead with an extensive tour ahead with the Pixies.

For their Tiny Desk concert, Weezer performed four career-spanning acoustic tunes: “Longtime Sunshine”, a 1994 rarity that was released as a Rivers Cuomo home recording on bootlegs and compilations as well as the deluxe edition of Pinkerton; “Living in L.A.” from their latest record; “Across the Sea”, another rare Cuomo song that appeared on Pinkerton; and “High as a Kite”, also from the new album.

As NPR’s Robin Hilton points out,

This is probably the loosest you’ll ever see Weezer. Known for meticulously produced — and electric — live shows, frontman Rivers Cuomo and the rest of the band settled in behind the Tiny Desk for an entirely acoustic set without the in-ear monitors, click track or vocal separation they usually employ to stay locked-in and tight for bigger performances. The result is surprisingly intimate, with songs that feel lived-in and rumpled, like an old flannel shirt from the ’90s.

You can watch Weezer’s full NPR Tiny Desk Concert below:

Weezer – NPR Tiny Desk Concert

[Video: NPR]

After touring with alternative rock outfit the Pixies over the summer, Weezer recently announced that the two bands are joining forces again this spring. The new spring tour starts out with two southern shows on March 8th and 10th, respectively, before moving through Montreal; Albany, NY; Mashantucket, CT; and Baltimore, MD from March 13th–17th. Heading west, the bands will make stops in Columbus, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; Tulsa, OK; Des Moines, IA; St. Paul, MN; and Madison, WI from March 19th–31st. The tour ends with a run through the Pacific Coast, with stops in Nampa, ID; Portland, OR; Vancouver, BC; Sacramento, CA; Oakland, CA; and Las Vegas, NV from April 5th–12th.

For more information on ticketing and upcoming tour dates, head to Weezer’s website here.

Upcoming Weezer/Pixies Tour Dates:

March 8th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 10th – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
March 13th – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
March 14th – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 16th – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
March 17th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 19th – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
March 20th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 22nd – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
March 24th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
March 26th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 27th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
March 28th – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
March 30th – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
March 31st – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 5th – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
April 6th – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
April 7th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 9th – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
April 10th – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
April 12th – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

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