Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are going on a Hella Mega Tour
Green Day, Fall Boy and Weezer are going on a worldwide Hella Mega Tour in 2020, including four shows in the UK and Ireland.
They were three of the biggest American rock bands in the 90s and noughties, and to see them go from your playlists to performing on-stage together is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans in London, Glasgow, Huddersfield and Dublin.
The Hella Mega Tour is the latest in the current trend of throwback tours, including McFly, Westlife, Stepback! 90s vs 2000s and more. Kerrang! quotes Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as saying: “It’s kind of a Green Day idea. And we talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like a throwback to Monsters Of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”
He continued: “It’s exciting, you know? But I mean I really kind of look forward to maybe actually putting out more music. I think we just finished our record contract… we’re free agents. So we’re just going to end up putting out more stuff. We’ll probably put out more stuff before the tour actually. And then I think not tour as long, but effective touring.”
All three bands debuted new singles on 10 September 2019 to accompany the tour announcement. For Green Day, it was “Father Of All…” — the lead track from their 13th studio album of the same name, set for release on 7 February 2020.
Fall Out Boy launched the single “Future Self (Hands Up)” featuring ex-Fugees member Wyclef Jean, which is the first track off their upcoming album Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two. Coming out 15 November 2019, this is the band’s second greatest hits collection in exactly a decade. Their first, Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits, came out in November 2009.
Weezer’s latest track is "The End of the Game”, which is from their upcoming 14th studio album Van Weezer — due out on 15 May 2020. All three bands played a special preview show at Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles on September 10, though the Hella Mega Tour doesn’t officially begin until 13 June 2020 in Paris. While Fall Out Boy achieved mainstream success a decade after Weezer and Green Day’s initial popularity in the early 90s, they have been fans of each other for years.
In fact, Fall Out Boy inducted Green Day into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, with Rolling Stone quoting bassist Pete Wentz as saying, “Everything you guys do is punk rock in the sense that you’ve never gone the easy route, the obvious route, the safe route. You’ve never repeated yourselves, you’ve never done anything to please the suits.”
Wentz also told the crowd that night that he was glad Fall Out Boy hadn’t opened for Green Day, “Because Green Day is honestly one of the best live bands on the planet right now. If you’ve ever opened for them, they put on a show that’s so epic and engaging, that the audience absolutely forgot about you halfway through their first legendary singalong chorus and an assault of confetti cannons. If you’ve ever played after them… sorry.”
Well, Wentz and Weezer better get ready — because that’s exactly what they’ll be doing on the Hella Mega Tour when it comes to the UK and Ireland. Keep reading to see when they’ll be here so you can be there.
When are the Hella Mega Tour UK dates?
The Hella Mega Tour will kick off in Europe in June 2020 before it comes to the UK and Ireland. After that, the bands head back to the other side of the pond for shows in the US and Canada in July and August. They will be joined on the road by opening act The Interrupters, who will be followed by Weezer, Fall Out Boy and finally Green Day, in that order.
Not sure what to expect from the Hella Mega Tour’s UK and Ireland show dates? Wentz is quoted by NME as saying, “To me, I remember, in the 90s, there was this one summer, and Guns and Roses, Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn’t let me go to it. You want to recreate that memory. Hopefully if somebody who gets to go to the tour, I think this tour represents counter-programming, I think that the world is moving in one direction in an obvious way, or whatever. I think that this tour represents counter programming to that and it’s awesome to take part in that and be a small part of it.”
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer 2020 UK tour dates:
- 24 June — Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
- 26 June — London Stadium, London
- 27 June — The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
- 29 June — RDS Arena, Dublin
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