Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Join Forces For Punk-Rock Tour of The Century
Hella Mega Tour.
These three words have been circulating online for days, with rumors of Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy heading out on a tour next year with the Interrupters. Fans were sent into a frenzy awaiting an official announcement. There’s an Instagram and Facebook account floating around, garnering followers by the minute with a video of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong singing “Wake Me Up When September Ends” with the chorus changed to “Wake me up on September 10.”
Now that September 10 is here, the bands joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beat 1 to share the news of a tour. They will kick things off in Europe next June, stopping in France, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, and the UK before heading to the states in mid-July. They’ll stop at venues like Houston’s Minute Maid Park, Petco Park in San Diego, Detroit’s Comercia Park, Citi Field in New York City, and Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping-up in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.
Check out the official announcement video:
“It’s kind of a Green Day idea,” Armstrong said of the tour concept. “We talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums, and do something that was like [a] throwback to Monsters of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer, and now we’re stoked.”
“I think this tour represents counter-programming,” Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz added. “I think that the world is moving in one direction in an obvious way, or whatever. I think that this tour represents counter programming to that and it’s awesome to take part in that and be a small part of it.”
If that wasn’t enough to send all the emo-heads out of control, each band released a new single and news of forthcoming albums. Green Day returned with “Father of All…” which is their first release since 2016’s Revolution Radio. Fall Out Boy, who dropped Mania last year, released “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” with Wyclef Jean, and Weezer dropped “The End of the Game,” which follows their self titled Black Album.
Talk about an iconic day of releases.
Check out the full round of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets head on sale September 20.
June 13 — Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
June 14 — Groningen, Netherlands @ Stadspark
June 17 — Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportspaleis
June 21 — Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
June 24 — Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
June 26 — London, UK @ London Stadium
June 27 — Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
June 29 — Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
July 17 — Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
July 21 — San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
July 24 — San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
July 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
July 28 — Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
July 31 — Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
August 01 — Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
August 05 — Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
August 06 — Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
August 08 — Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
August 11 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
August 13 — Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
August 15 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
August 16 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 19 — Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
August 21 — Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 22 — New York, NY @ Citi Field
August 24 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 27 — Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park