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Weezer Are Returning to Australia in October for Three Big Arena Shows (Including Supporting KISS)

Catch the alt-rock favourites doing headline shows in Melbourne and Brisbane supported by Regurgitator, and warming up for KISS in Sydney.
By Sarah Ward
August 11, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
August 11, 2023
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They're famous for singing about an island in the sun. Come October, they'll be playing on one: Australia. Yes, add Weezer to the list of acts that first made it big decades ago that are hitting our shores again, and soon, with the Los Angeles-formed alt-rock band just announcing three big Aussie arena gigs for this spring.

Expect the supremely cruisy, holiday vibe-heavy 'Island in the Sun' to get a spin, plus 'Undone — The Sweater Song', 'Buddy Holly', 'El Scorcho', 'Beverly Hills', 'Hash Pip', 'Pork and Beans' and more, all from across the group's three-decade career.

Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Scott Shriner and Brian Bell will take to the stage in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on a whirlwind three-day, three-show trip between Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8.

Murphy

Music lovers in Victoria and Queensland's capitals, you'll be catching Weezer play through its hefty discography as headliners, with the band picking up their instruments at John Cain Arena in the former and Brisbane Entertainment Centre in the latter. In support, Brissie legends Regurgitator will warm up the crowd in both cities — another favourite that began rocking the airwaves in the 90s.

In Sydney, Weezer fans will need to see KISS, too, with Weezer's only Harbour City show in support of KISS in what's been dubbed the makeup-clad icons' last-ever Australian concert.

Weezer love a bit of a nostalgia, at least where their Aussie tours are involved. Back in 2020, they were announced for the Hella Mega Tour's Down Under run, which was meant to hit the country that November with Green Day and Fall Out Boy also headlining.

Then the pandemic hit, and the trio's successful worldwide combined gigs cancelled its Australian plans.

WEEZER 2023 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:

HEADLINE SHOWS:
Friday, October 6 — John Cain Arena, Melbourne
Sunday, October 8 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

KISS: THE FINAL CURTAIN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS WEEZER:
Saturday, October 7 — Accord Stadium, Sydney

Weezer will tour Australia in October 2023, with early-bird pre-sale tickets for their solo shows available from 9am AEST on Tuesday, August 15, and general sales from 9am AEST on Thursday, August 17. Head to the tour website for further details — and to Ticketek for KISS tickets now.

Top image: Hunter Kahn via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on August 11, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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