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Weezer's Rivers Cuomo details idea to work on a "four-album set" with each record corresponding to a season

Rivers Cuomo says each one of this quartet of Weezer records would have a "different vibe and lyrical theme" in conjunction with the time of the year.

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo details idea to work on a "four-album set" with each record corresponding to a season
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Emily Carter
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Seemingly not content with releasing two albums this year (the wonderful, recently-unveiled OK Human, and Van Weezer in May), Rivers Cuomo has revealed that he has started work on a four-album set – with a very specific and interesting concept.

Speaking with Strombo on Apple Music Hits, the Weezer frontman says that he intends to create a "four-album set, where each album corresponds to one of the four seasons. And then each album has a very different vibe and lyrical theme."

Going into more detail about what this might entail, the musician says that a 'spring'-themed Weezer album could be "lighthearted" and "breezy", while an LP for the wintertime would "include lots of loss and despair and [be] kind of quiet", comparing it to Elliott Smith. Autumn, meanwhile, would be soundtracked by a "dance rock" sensibility, with Franz Ferdinand being an influence.

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Of course, it remains to be seen how much time Rivers will have in 2021 to work on this four-album set; in late January, he revealed that Weezer's upcoming Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy in the summer was still going ahead as far as he was aware.

"My manager just told me yesterday that the U.S. promoter is still saying it’s gonna happen," he said of the huge stadium run, which kicks off in Vienna on June 9. "That could change, but I’m not making any other plans for the summer."

The 2021 Hella Mega Tour dates are as follows:

June

9 Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel Stadion
20 Paris, France – La Defense Arena
21 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
23 Groningen, The Netherlands – Stadspark
25 London, UK – Stadium
26 Huddersfield, UK – John Smith’s Stadium
28 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
30 Dublin, Ireland – venue TBA

July

14 Seattle, WA @ T‑Mobile Park
17 Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
18 San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
20 San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
24 Dallas, TX @ Globe Life Field
27 Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park
29 Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
31 Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field

August

1 Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
4 New York, NY @ Citi Field
5 Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
8 Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
10 Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
13 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
15 Chicago IL @ Wrigley Field
17 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
19 Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
20 Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
23 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
25 Commerce City, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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