Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo remains optimistic that the Hella Mega Tour that also features Green Day and Fall Out Boy is set to happen in 2021. With two area tour dates – one in Hershey on 8/13 and then in Philly on 8/20 – this is a welcome glimmer of hope for concertgoers.
Cuomo said in a new interview with NME, “My manager just told me yesterday that the US promoter is still saying it’s gonna happen. That could change, but I’m not making any other plans for the summer.”
The “Hella Mega” tour was expected to be one of the biggest tours of 2020, but like everything else, it was postponed due to the coronavirus. Back in May, all three bands issued a joint statement saying, “Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone’s safety is our highest priority so we’ve officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega tour until next year. We’ll be announcing Summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”
Whether or not touring resumes at some point in 2021 is still up in the air. A sign that things might not return to “normal” just yet came last week when organizers of the U.K.'s biggest music festival Glastonbury announced their 2021 installment was canceled, thus, making it two years in a row the festival was a no-go due to the coronavirus pandemic.