Huge 90’s Band Are ‘Bitter Rivals’ With Foo Fighters But ‘Friendly’

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Speaking to NME last week, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo said regarding Foo Fighters:

“We’re friends and rivals. Friendly bitter rivals. I don’t think they think of us as rivals because they’re 10 times bigger than us, but that’s how I feel because we came up at the same time and they put their pedal to the metal, became gigantic, and now we’re opening for them on their stadium tour.”

“It’s all good, because they’re obviously amazing and we love the music,” Cuomo continued.

The Weezer singer went on to describe how the tour came about, explaining: “We were about to sign off on our own New Zealand and Australia tour, and they gave us a call and were like ‘Do you wanna come with us?’ We were like ‘Damn, stadiums? Where do I sign? Let’s do this’.”

Ahead of their tour with Foo Fighters, Weezer will tour the UK from next week. Check out their full list of UK live dates below:

23rd October – Leeds, Academy
24th October – Glasgow, O2 Academy
25th October – Manchester, O2 Apollo
27th October – Birmingham, O2 Academy
28th October – London, SSE Arena, Wembley

Foo Fighters announced many new 2018 North American tour dates yesterday. See their full upcoming itinerary below:

Foo Fighters 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
10/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/08 – Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
11/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
11/18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
12/01 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
12/09 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
01/20 – Perth, AU @ Nib Stadium *
01/23 – Adelaide, AU @ Coopers Stadium *
01/25 – Brisbane, AU @ Suncorp Stadium *
01/27 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium *^
01/30 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium *
02/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium *
02/25 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Maracanã Stadium #
02/27 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque #
03/02 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski Quarry #
03/04 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Beira-Rio Stadium #
03/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Velez #
04/18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
04/19 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion
04/21 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
04/22 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
04/25 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORDIA Credit Union Amphitheatre
04/26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
04/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia State Stadium
04/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
05/01 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
05/03 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
06/19 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
06/22 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/23 – London, UK @ London Stadium
07/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
07/12 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/14 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
07/16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
07/25 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/26 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigely Field

* = w/ Weezer
^ = w/ The Preatures
# = w/ Queens of the Stone Age