Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest names in rock music, today announced they will be heading out together for the first time ever, on THE HELLA MEGA TOUR, presented by Harley-Davidson.
The three bands will celebrate the tour reveal tonight, with an historic show at legendary Los Angeles venue, the Whisky A Go Go.
Kicking off in Paris on June 13 next year, THE HELLA MEGA TOUR will see dates across Europe and the UK and Ireland, including Glasgow, London, and Dublin.
The tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring the bands to some of the world’s most renowned stadiums, including London Stadium, Bellahouston Park, Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and more. The tour will feature The Interrupters as special guests. More dates are set to be announced.
“Harley-Davidson and rock & roll have been synonymous throughout history,” said Neil Grimmer, President of Brand for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “So it’s only natural for Harley to present the most epic, full throttle rock tour in history!”
Naturally, concert-goers should expect to see and experience the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including the fully electric LiveWire, and their new exciting lineup of electric bicycles.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 17 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 20 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com. VIP packages will be available next week.
In celebration of this announcement, all three artists are also thrilled to announce new singles which will be a first taste of their respective forthcoming albums. All three singles are available now and the respective albums are available for pre-order.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single ‘Father Of All…’, which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records.
Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album ‘Dookie’, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles. Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”
In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera, ‘American Idiot’, which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.”
In 2010, a stage adaptation of ‘American Idiot’ debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim, and now they’re taking the world stage once again with their new album and THE HELLA MEGA global stadium tour. Green Day will also be performing solo dates in 2020 – see their official website for all dates. Pre-order the album ‘Father Of All…’ here. Listen to their single ‘Father of All…’ below, and stream and download it here.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy’s new single ‘Dear Future Self (Hands Up)’, ft. Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record ‘Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two’, out November 15 via Island Records USA/VirginEMI UK. The song marks the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song ‘Lake Effect Kid’ EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs ‘City in A Garden’ and ‘Super Fade’. In January, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track ‘I’ve Been Waiting’, a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen. Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album ‘M A N I A’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Official UK Albums Chart in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival and a hometown show at Wrigley Field. Pre-order the album ‘Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two’ here. Listen to their single ‘Dear Future Self (Hands Up)’ below, and stream and download here.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning Weezer’s new single, ‘The End of the Game’, produced by Suzy Shinn, will be included on their forthcoming 14th studio album, entitled ‘Van Weezer’, due out in May 2020. The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal! What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album ‘Maladroit’ – ‘Van Weezer’ is primed to take that album’s sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn. ‘The End of the Game’ is Weezer’s first new song since this year’s release of ‘Weezer (The Black Album)’, as well as their covers album, ‘Weezer (The Teal Album)’, whose streaming numbers have surpassed 100 million. Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such megahits as ‘Buddy Holly’, ‘Undone (The Sweater Song)’, ‘Say It Ain’t So’, ‘El Scorcho’, ‘Hash Pipe’, ‘Island In The Sun’, ‘Beverly Hills’, ‘Pork and Beans’, and more. Pre-order the album ‘Van Weezer’ here. Listen to their single, ‘The End of the Game’ and stream and download it here:
Tonight will mark the beginning of a three-day music takeover on America’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, with a first ever TV performance of the new music from Weezer, followed by Fall Out Boy tomorrow night and Green Day on Thursday. All episodes can be found online here.
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR:
Saturday 13th June – Paris, France – La Defense Arena
Sunday 14th June – Groningen, Netherlands – Stadspark
Wednesday 17th June – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Sunday 21st June – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium
Wednesday 24th June – Glasgow, Scotland – Bellahouston Park
Friday 26th June – London, England – London Stadium
Saturday 27th June – Huddersfield, England – The John Smith’s Stadium
Monday 29th June – Dublin, Ireland – RDS Arena
Friday 17th July – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
Tuesday 21st July – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
Friday 24th July – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
Saturday 25th July – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Tuesday 28th July – Commerce City, CO – DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
Friday 31st July – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
Saturday 1st August – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
Wednesday 5th August – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday 6th August – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
Saturday 8th August – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
Tuesday 11th August – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
Thursday 13th August – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Saturday 15th August – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Sunday 16th August – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Wednesday 19th August – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Friday 21st August – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
Saturday 22nd August – New York, NY – Citi Field
Monday 24th August – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
Thursday 27th August – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Saturday 29th August – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park