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Weezer coming to Paso Robles 

weezerThe band Weezer will bring their alternative rock hits to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Friday, September 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

Weezer formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). They have released eight full-length albums, six EPs, and a DVD. Weezer has sold over nine million records in the US to date.

The band is best known for their successful singles “Buddy Holly,” “Undone – The Sweater Song, “”Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans” and “Say It Ain’t So.” Weezer debuted in 1994 with their self-titled album, referred to by fans as “The Blue Album.” The album was a huge commercial success spawning the popular singles “Undone – The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly”, both of which were responsible for launching Weezer into mainstream success with the aid of music videos directed by Spike Jonze. It has been certified three times platinum by the RIAA, making it Weezer’s best selling album of all-time.

In 1996, “Pinkerton” was released and then the band went on hiatus. In 2001, Weezer returned with the platinum-selling release of their second self-titled album, commonly referred to by fans as “The Green Album.” A year after the release of “The Green Album,” the band released “Maladroit.” The album peaked at number three on the Billboard Charts and was certified gold. In 2005, the band released their fifth studio album “Make Believe.” The album spawned their first number one single, “Beverly Hills.” The song became the top-selling digital download of 2005 and the album went certified platinum.

Following the release of “Make Believe,” the band would return once again to hiatus-mode for the next two years. In April 2008, it was announced that their sixth album – their third self-titled full length album – commonly known as “The Red Album” would be released in June 2008. The first single from the album, “Pork and Beans” spent 11 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The second single from the album, “Troublemaker” and third single, “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” also climbed the rock charts. On August 25, 2009, a new single “If You’re Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)” was released from their new album “Raditude” on November 3, 2009. The single later peaked at number two on the Alternative Tracks chart. The band’s eighth studio album, “Hurley,” was released on September 14, 2010 on Epitaph Records ands debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 units sold, making it Weezer’s sixth top 10 album, as well as their sixth top 10 album in a row. Currently, Weezer has been touring relentlessly and working on a new album.

Tickets range from $43 to $70, plus service charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 286-3680. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including Vina Robles Amphitheatre box office. To charge by phone please call, 800-745-3000.

Also performing at Vina Robles Amphitheatre:

5/30 – War / Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke Tour
7/12 – Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders
8/8 – Sarah Brightman – Dreamchaser Tour
8/9 – Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Jackie Greene
8/10 – Dirty Heads and Pepper with special guest Aer
8/13 – Under The Sun Tour Feat: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler & Uncle Kracker
9/13 – Jennifer Nettles
9/14 – An Evening with Chicago
9/21 – Jeff Dunham – Disorderly Conduct Tour
9/30 – An Evening with Crosby, Stills and Nash

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