Later this week — potentially tomorrow, Sept. 10 — it’s expected that three of the biggest alt/rock/punk bands of the past 30 years are going to announce a gigantic tour together when Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer unveil the “Hella Mega Tour.”
It was all but confirmed on an Instagram page set up for the tour, thanks to a video of Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong teasing the announcement in a video set to “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” The video was deleted, but the Green Day Authority fan site captured it:
— Green Day Authority (@GDA) September 9, 2019
This all started on social media, and it’s taken on a considerable amount of stream in the past few days. First, a random fan said she received some unsolicited t-shirts in the mail that … well, they mix up each of the three bands to comical effect:
Just got this in the mail today. I didn't order anything. I'm so confused with #Weezer and #LOFTRO XD Did I miss something while I was gone due to medical reasons? I know my bday is the 8th. Did someone sneakily send me something? Either way it's amazing. Thanks <3 @petewentz pic.twitter.com/h19mr5xhOc
— Misty Porter (@MystiCave) September 6, 2019
This cryptic flier was also apparently handed out to fans outside the Fillmore in Philadelphia over the weekend:
LET'S GET IT pic.twitter.com/fbdjpmp2E1
— sjc (@sarahjocarl) September 7, 2019
There’s also a website registered for the Hella Mega Tour, but as of now it’s just a password prompt with a GIF of Dwight Schrute of The Office making the “shhh” gesture.
Needless to say, this would be a pretty epic tour for fans of these acts. Together, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have hit some of the highest commercial peaks of any bands in the alt/rock/punk scene over the past three decades.
Additionally, the tour makes logistical sense, considering each band has toured on similarly eye-catching packages, and that’s all the rage these days.
Fall out Boy’s most recent studio album was 2018’s Mania, Weezer’s was this year’s self-titled black album and Green Day’s was 2016’s Revolution Radio.
Stay tuned — this could be fun.