With special guests:
MTS Centre, April 2
For Immediate release:
WINNIPEG, MB (January 16, 2017) – Grammy award winning iconic alt-rock band Weezer are making their way to the MTS Centre as headliners for the 92.1 CITI FM Meltdown Tour, April 2.
Formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1992, the band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals). Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the U.S., and over 17 million records worldwide.
Their catalogue has included such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans” and more. Weezer has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and more throughout their career.
In 2016, Weezer released their tenth studio album, Weezer (The White Album), a self-proclaimed beach album that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Rock/Alternative chart and top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band then embarked on a massive, two-month summer tour playing to half a million people across the U.S.
Joining Weezer are Canadian rock band The Trews. Consisting of vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Gavin Maguire, the band has had 12 singles hit the Top 10 Canadian Rock Chart and are known for such hits as “Not Ready to Go,” “So She’s Leaving,” “Highway of Heroes,” and “Beautiful & Tragic.”
Also hitting the stage are punk-rock band The Flatliners, who approaching 15 years together, have never strayed from the original members. The band came out swinging with youthful exuberance on their debut record, Destroy To Create, in 2005, and they’ve honed their anthemic style with each subsequent release: The Great Awake in 2007, Cavalcade in 2010, Dead Language in 2013 and Division of Spoils in 2015.
Reserved tickets range from $35.50 to $75.50 plus fees and go on sale this Friday, January 20th at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.