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Weezer announce release of The White Album, share “King of the World” — listen

on January 14, 2016, 11:55pm

Weezer have confirmed the release of their next studio album. As hinted by yesterday’s social media whiteout, Rivers Cuomo and co. will add a new color to their palette of albums by releasing The White Album on April 1st.

The band’s 10th LP to date serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but marks their fourth album named after a color. They released The Blue Album in 1994, The Green Album in 2001, and The Red Album in 2008.

The White Album spans 10 tracks including last year’s singles “Thank God For Girls” and “Do You Wanna Get High?”. To accompany tonight’s announcement, they’ve shared the video for another album track, “King of the World”. Watch below.

Cuomo said the album takes inspiration from his time in Southern California. He also cited his “favorite band,” The Beach Boys, as a major influence.

“The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out ‘does anybody wanna hang?’ and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.

“Obviously my favorite band has always been the Beach Boys, and what I love about them most are the melodies and the chord progressions. I guess the harmonies too. And the orchestration. Can’t forget about the lyrics. So basically everything. I wanted to get that kind of vibe: beautiful tunes and sweet lyrics. I also love the dark side of the beach – Venice after dark, hearing at the Del Monte Speakeasy about how the gangsters used to drag the bodies through the catacombs and leave them under the pier.”

The White Album Tracklist:
01. California Kids
02. Wind in Our Sail
03. Thank God for Girls
04. (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
05. Do You Wanna Get High?
06. King of the World
07. Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
08. L.A. Girlz
09. Jacked Up
10. Endless Bummer

In support of The White Album, Weezer have announced an extensive world tour kicking off with four intimate record release shows in late March.

Weezer 2016 Tour Dates:
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
04/03 – Manchester, UK @ Academy One
04/05 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
04/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
06/10 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
06/11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater *
06/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *#
06/14 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater *#
06/15 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater *#
06/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre *#
06/19 – Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium *#
06/20 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *#
06/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater *#
06/22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater *#
06/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live *#
06/25 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC *#
06/26 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain *#
06/28 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook  *#
06/30 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *#
07/01 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *#
07/02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *#
07/05 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion *#
07/06 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *#
07/08 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *#
07/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater *#
07/10 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *#
07/12 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center *#
07/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *#
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *#
07/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater *
07/17 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion *#
07/19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *#
07/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre *#
07/22 – Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway *
07/23 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove *
07/24 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *#
07/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre *#
07/28 – Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park *#
07/29 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *#
07/30 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield *#
07/31 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *
08/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion *#
08/03 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
08/05 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *#
08/06 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre *#

* = w/ Panic! at the Disco
# = w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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