Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading to New Zealand together for the first time ever on The Hella Mega Tour. Special guest across all dates is New Zealand guitar pop band, The Beths.
Both South and North Island New Zealand fans will get to experience this triple bill with shows in Dunedin at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, November 20 and Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Sunday, November 22.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 11am (local time) on Friday, February 14.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day have today released their thirteenth studio album Father Of All… on Reprise / Warner Music New Zealand.
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&roll band in the 21st century.”
Throughout their career, Green Day have had ongoing New Zealand chart success and gold and platinum accreditations for many of their releases with #1 positions for Dookie, 21 st Century Breakdown and their last album Revolution Radio. Albums American Idiot and Uno! both peaked at #2 and Insomniac at #5. The band have a cumulative total of over 18 x platinum albums across their catalogue in New Zealand alone.
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 Hella Mega global stadium tour. Download / stream / buy the album Father Of All… here.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy recently released their album Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two, via Island Records/UMA. Download / stream / buy here.
Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album.
Fall Out Boy have sold a staggering 660,000 albums and had 66 million streams in New Zealand. Watch the video for current single ‘Bob Dylan’ 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 the 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 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” here.
The Beths are one of the most in-demand live acts on the planet. Last year alone they joined Death Cab For Cutie on their UK/European tour, followed by a North American co-headline tour with Bad Bad Hats and an appearance at SXSW. They have played major international festivals including The Great Escape, Pukkelpop, Green Man, and Splendour In The Grass.
Their 2018 debut album, Future Me Hates Me (Dew Process), was heralded as one of the year’s stand-out music releases, with Pitchfork naming it “one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year”.
GREEN DAY, FALL OUT BOY, AND WEEZER
NEW ZEALAND STADIUM HELLA MEGA TOUR
Special Guest - The Beths
FORSYTH BARR STADIUM | DUNEDIN | FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20
MT SMART STADIUM | AUCKLAND | SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14
Green Day webstore / Fall Out Boy and Weezer fan pre-sale:
9am Monday, February 10 - 9am Tuesday, February 11
Green Day fan pre-sale:
10am Monday, February 10 - 9am Tuesday, February 11
10am Tuesday, February 11 - 10am Thursday, February 13
My Live Nation:
11am Thursday, February 13 - 10am Friday, February 14
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.co.nz