Green Day, Fall Out Boy + Weezer Tour Postpones European Dates, U.S. Shows Still On
Update 2 (April 28, 2021): Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have again postponed a portion of dates on their upcoming joint "Hella Mega Tour" — the European concerts have been moved to 2022. However, the North American shows are still a go for this summer, the dates having already been rescheduled from an original thwarted 2020 itinerary. "This past year has been chaotic to say the very least," Green Day said in an April 28 statement, "and while we hoped we'd be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for [Europe] this summer, COVID had other plans."
Update 1 (May 19, 2020): Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have released a joint statement postponing all of their joint 2020 Hella Mega Tour dates in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement reads, "Hopefully this doesn't come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone's safety is our highest priority, so we've officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega Tour until next year."
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have all dropped new songs in anticipation for a stadium run starring all three bands.
It’s been three years since Revolution Radio came out, so naturally it’s time for lucky album No. 13. Green Day’s next album, Father of All Motherfuckers, will be one of the first of the new decade, coming out Feb. 7 via Warner. Fans can hear the album’s title track in the player below.
“Father of All Motherfuckers” marks a head-turning direction for Green Day, with Billie Joe Armstrong singing entirely in falsetto over fast tempo instrumentals dating back to the glory days of classic rock.
“It’s got a unicorn on the cover,” Armstrong raves to Zane Lowe about the song. “It’s rainbow, bright. It’s got a horn and it’s got funny eyes. Yeah, we made a new record and we’re really excited, it’s only 26 minutes long, so it’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think since Dookie or Insomnia.”
“Rock and roll sometimes has become so tame because people are, a lot of rock acts are always trying to look for the feel-good song of the year or something, everything gets really watered down and wimpy, and I think rock music should make you feel bad.”
Fall Out Boy have debuted “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” off their upcoming Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two compilation. The song features Wyclef Jean and it the band’s first new piece of music since their 2018 EP, Lake Effect Kid.
Weezer have unleashed a guitar heavy new track, “The End of the Game,” from their upcoming 14th studio album, Van Weezer. The record is due out May 15, right in time for their massive stadium tour dates.
“A hundred guitars,” Rivers Cuomo tells Lowe. “This is all from playing shows, and we just noticed over the last few years there’d be these moments during the show where I’d accidentally bust out a few harmonics or a whammy bar dive or a little tapping just because I can’t control myself. And we noticed like unlike in decades past, now the audience would go ballistic whenever they’d hear even a hint of that style. So I started doing it more and more. And soon I’m just like shredding through the whole show and we’re like, “Jeez, we should make an album like this.”
Catch the bands all on the upcoming Hella Mega Tour with support from the Interrupters. It kicks off July 14 in the U.S. before heading to Europe next summer. Get the full list of dates below and tickets via Ticketmaster.
Green Day, Fall Out Boy + Weezer Hella Mega Tour 2021 + 2022 Dates
July 14 – Seattle, Wash. @ T-Mobile Park
July 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Dodger Stadium
July 18 – San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park
July 20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Oracle Park
July 24 – Dallas, Texas @ Globe Life Field
July 27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Truist Park
July 29 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
July 31 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ TIAA Bank Field
Aug. 1 – Miami Beach, Fla. @ Hard Rock Stadium
Aug. 4 – New York, N.Y. @ Citi Field
Aug. 5 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
Aug. 8 – Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
Aug. 10 – Detroit, Mich. @ Comerica Park
Aug. 13 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 17 – Toronto, Canada @ Rogers Centre
Aug. 19 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PNC Park
Aug. 20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Citizens Bank Park
Aug. 23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Field
Aug. 25 – Commerce City, Colo. @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
June 19, 2022 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel Stadion
June 21, 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerps Sportpaleis
June 22, 2022 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Stadspark
June 24, 2022 – London, England @ London Stadium
June 25, 2022 – Huddersfield, England @ John Smith's Staidum
June 27, 2022 – Dublin, Ireland @ TBA
June 29, 2022 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park
July 2, 2022 – Paris, France @ Paris La Defense Arena