Weezer are currently on a co-headlining arena tour with The Pixies that will see both bands playing ampitheaters well into the summer. The band were recently nominated for two iHeart Radio Music Awards for Alternative Rock Song of the Year and Best Cover Song.Last May, thanks to persistent Twitter campaign, Weezer released a cover of “Africa” by Toto. The single became a radio hit for the band. It charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs. A a result, the band released their Teal Album back in January. The surprise covers LP included “Africa” as well as versions of songs by Tears For Fears, Michael Jackson, Black Sabbath, Electric Light Orchestra, and others.
While fans were enjoying Weezer’s renditions of other artists classic hits, they were busy in the studio working on new original material. On March 1, the band released their 12th studio effort the Black Album (Crush Music/Atlantic Records). It features the lead single “Can’t Knock The Hustle.” The disc debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200.Weezer’s last original LP Pacific Daydream dropped in 2017. Despite being the band’s lowest-charting debut at No. 23 on the Billboard Top 200, it received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Alternative Rock Album. The band have sold over 35 million albums worldwide. The band are widely recognized for the fun and creative music videos. As a result, they’ve garnered five MTV Video Music Awards throughout their career.