Alternative rock favorites Weezer will bring their quirky best-selling hits to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale, now.
In 1992, Weezer had their first practice session in Los Angeles. Since then, they have released nine full‐length albums, six EPs, and a DVD, selling over nine million records in the United States.
Their debut album, Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), produced by The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all‐time best seller. With help from the Spike Jonze‐directed video, the single “Undone (The Sweater Song)” became a hit in the fall of 1994.
In 1996 Weezer recorded their sophomore album, Pinkerton. While it failed to become an immediate hit, it became a cult classic with fans (going gold in 2001). While Rolling Stone named Pinkerton the Worst Album of 1996, they later re‐reviewed it and awarded it five stars, adding it to the Rolling Stone Hall of Fame in 2004.
With Ocasek again at the helm, Weezer recorded 2001’s Weezer (aka “The Green Album”), which debuted at #4. Songs like “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun” became radio and MTV staples. Maladroit (2002), reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold. Two years later, the Video Capture Device DVD featured home video footage, music videos, commercials, rehearsals, concert performances, television performances, and band commentary, and was went gold.
Make Believe (2005) went platinum worldwide giving Weezer their highest-charting album peak yet, hitting #1 in Canada and #2 in the U.S. It gave the band their first two songs to top the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, “Perfect Situation” and Top 10 single “Beverly Hills,” which earned the band their first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song.
Weezer, (aka “The Red Album”) (2008) with single “Pork and Beans” topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts for 11 weeks and won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video. The Red Album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200.
Other releases include Raditude (2009), a collaboration with hip‐hop producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper Lil Wayne and members of The All‐American Rejects, Hurley, an expanded deluxe edition of Pinkerton and Death to False Metal.
Earlier this year, Weezer launched their first-ever namesake cruise aboard Carnival Cruises featuring an exclusive concert, 16 additional bands and fan interaction.
Tickets are $74, $64, $54 and $44* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply