After releasing their newest albums one after another, Weezer and Panic! at the Disco are joining forces for a summer 2016 tour.
Weezer is known for their American rock sounds and Panic! at the Disco is a pop-rock band turned solo act. Their tour will stop off in Miami to play at the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in June 14.
Earlier this year, Weezer released their self-titled album, making it their 10th studio album since the band started playing together in 1992 and the fourth time they have named an album after themselves. A review that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine last month called the album an attempt to pay tribute the the band’s roots that (sometimes sarcastically) paid homage to the early 90s era.
In an interview with BBC radio just before the album was released, lead vocalist and guitarist, Rivers Cuomo talked about that return to their core.
“I think there were a few years of adjusting to the new world where people don’t really listen to albums anymore…,” Cuomo said. “We tried to evolve with the times but that’s not where we come from. That’s not who we are.”
Cuomo added that this album is truly for their serious fans who are looking for more than just a single to add to a playlist.
Joining them and co-headlining the tour is Brendon Urie. And as the credit on his new album so eloquently puts it, “Panic! at the Disco is: Brendon Urie.” He released Death of a Bachelor, his first solo album, early this year still using the band name.
Panic! at the Disco started back in 2004 as a group of childhood friends in Las Vegas. Since then, the band has released several singles that made Billboard’s Top 100. They won video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards and have been nominated for more than a dozen other awards.
Fans worried that the move to a solo act means the loss of the band they grew to love, don’t worry. Urie album still sticks with the band’s pop-rock sounds.
The chance to see both Panic! at the Disco and Weezer on tour doesn’t come around often and is definitely worth traveling for. Get your tickets here then book your stay at the Hotel Urbano to be in the center of the action and close to Bayfront Park.