After years of waiting, Weezer’s black album is finally going to see the light of day. On Thursday (Oct. 11), the California-founded band announced plans to finally release the much-anticipated darker album. The “Buddy Holly” band took to social media to officially announce the record’s release.
“The Black Album era has arrived,” the band posted on the social media platform. Though no official release date was given, the band revealed that the record will arrive sometime in 2019. The Black Album is the follow-up to the group’s surprise album, 2017’s Pacific Daydream.
In addition to announcing the release of their 12th studio album, Weezer also unleashed the first single from the forthcoming record; a track titled “Can’t Knock the Hustle.” Debuting the audio for the new track at midnight, the group followed that up a few hours later by releasing the official music video for the funky new tune which was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.
Starring Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz as a ride-sharing driving, the clip follows the unlucky fellow as he has the worst night ever driving a couple to their final destination. The four-minute video begins with the said couple getting into Wentz’s car, only to begin making out not even one second later.
The woman and man can’t keep their hands off each other, and at one point Wentz who is trying his hardest to ignore the over-the-top PDA happening in his backseat. For the first half of the clip, the duo is all over each other until the woman receives some text messages from another suitor. Soon, she and her companion begin arguing in the backseat with Wentz still trying to ignore the scene. At one point Wentz gets a hold of the woman’s phone only to see a series of sexually-explicit emojis pop up on the screen.
As the ride from hell continues, the woman starts to threaten the man with a random spork she had on hand. At one point, Wentz is forced to brake hard at a red light resulting in the spork ending up in the man’s upper thigh. To say the video is over the top would be an understatement. Watch “Can’t Knock the Hustle” above.
While a new album announcement and premiering a new single with its corresponding music video would be enough for some bands, Weezer are not just some band. The quartet also unveiled plans to hit the touring circuit in the spring of 2019 with previous tour mates The Pixies. The upcoming trek will being on March 8 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and conclude a month later on April 12 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.
WEEZER / THE PIXIES 2019 TOUR DATES:
March 08 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
March 10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
March 13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
March 14 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 16 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 17 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
March 19 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
March 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 22 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
March 24 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
March 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (Tickets)
March 27 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
March 28 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
March 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 31 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
April 05 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
April – Portland, OR – Moda Cente
April 07 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 09 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
April 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (Tickets)
April 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Event Center (Tickets)