On April 25th, Weezer played a hometown show to a packed-the-gills crowd at the intimate and legendary LA music venue, the Troubadour. It's a warm-up show before the band hits the road for their extensive tour with Panic! at the Disco which is slated to wrap up in August at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Playing a varietal of singles and b-sides from their vast 22-year catalog, their performance was a delight to their loyalists and newcomers alike. Making use of the cozy atmosphere, the band seemed to relish in the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the audience, a trait they've adopted decades ago. Though the band could easily sell out a venue three times the size of the Troubadour in minutes flat, Weezer seems to revel and shine in tight spaces. Cuomo ended the night with all-time fan favorite Buddy Holly and the crowd relished in every second.
Photography by Easton Schirra
Setlist: California Kids, My Name Is Jonas, Hash Pipe, Back to the Shack, L.A. Girlz, El Scorcho, The British Are Coming, Pork and Beans, (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, Do You Wanna Get High?, The Waste Land, Thank God for Girls, Say It Ain’t So, The Good Life, Perfect Situation, You Gave Your Love to Me Softly, King of the World, Island in the Sun, Undone – The Sweater Song. Encore: Beverly Hills, Buddy Holly.