Weezer to Play ‘OK Human Live’ Streaming Concert Event with Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA 4/16 & 4/17


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On January 28, alt/rock kings Weezer released OK Human, a new studio album that exchanged the band’s customary electric guitar riffs for pianos, strings and intimate compositions; it was a revelatory record from the band and a conceptual break from the band’s traditional way of doing things.

Announced on Thursday, Weezer will take the album to the live (stream) stage for some special performances on April 16 and 17, backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. There, Rivers Cuomo, his band mates and the accompanying musicians will play all of OK Human, as well as “other Weezer favorites” from the band’s enduring, multi-decade career.

Presented by NoCap, a platform that has been especially popular the past year or so without actual in-person concerts, the show should be a must for Weezer fans. Tickets cost $20 and will go on sale today, March 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Fourteen albums into their career, Weezer have more than earned the right to pull a sharp directional shift, if only for one album. That’s essentially what went on with 2009’s Raditude, a “party record” that featured co-writers, a guest spot from Lil’ Wayne and some curious song choices. But that’s what it wanted to be. An experiment.

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Weezer had to put a pin in the planned Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy last summer, which also put the “arena rock” album Van Weezer on pause as well. That record’s still coming out (on May 7, ahead of the rescheduled tour, should that actually take place), but they definitely found a new inspiration in the COVID-19 mandated lockdowns of the past year.


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