Weezer have finally announced the release date for their forthcoming The Black Album, set for March 1, 2019, via Atlantic. With the announcement came the second single from the album, “Zombie Bastards.”
The Black Album is the band’s 12th studio album and was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio. It marks the first time that a Weezer album has been written entirely on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo and has been long-awaited after literally years of teasing its arrival. Check out the album art below.
“Zombie Bastards” is, instrumentally, pretty upbeat and sunshine-y, considering what Cuomo is singing about. On its surface, the track seems to be about surviving the zombie apocalypse with the power of music. There’s probably a deeper meaning in there on refusing to accept the depraved, mindless society one might consider life in the 21st century is plagued with, but you can decipher that for yourself.
The latest release follows the disco-fied “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” released last month with a Pete Wentz-starring music video. Following the album’s release, the band will embark on a North American tour spanning March and April before heading overseas in June.
Check out “Zombie Bastards” below and revisit Paste’s 2007 feature on Cuomo, as well as our 2014 feature on Weezer as a whole. Find the band’s upcoming tour dates further down below.
Weezer Tour Dates:
08 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
10 – Columbia, S.C. @ Colonial Life Arena
12 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
13 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
14 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
16 – Mashantucket, Conn. @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
17 – Baltimore, Mar. @ Royal Farms Arena
19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
20 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
22 – Memphis, Tenn. @ FedEx Forum
24 – St. Louis, Mis. @ Enterprise Center
26 – Kansas City, Mis @ Sprint Center
27 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
30 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
31 – Madison, Wisc. @ Alliant Energy Center
05 – Nampa, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
06 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
07 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
09 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
29 – London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton
02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark
04 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
07 – Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park
08 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Xtra