Grammy award-winning alternative band WEEZER have partnered with the US Soccer Federation to create a video for their new song “Represent.” The band, led by rabid soccer fan Rivers Cuomo, wrote and recorded the track to be used as the “unofficial theme song” for the US men’s soccer team, and to commemorate the historic 2010 rematch of US vs. England in the FIFA World Cup- the first time the two teams have gone head-to-head since 1950. The song can be streamed at http://www.weezer.com. The video and an interview with Cuomo will premiere at ussoccer.org as part of their Studio 90 series on Wednesday June 23rd.
After triumphant appearances at Bamboozle and Bonnaroo WEEZER is also gearing up for a string upcoming of shows and festival appearances in the US and abroad. The band will appear at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY, the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK and Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival among others. See below for tour dates confirmed.
Raditude is the band’s seventh studio effort. Released on November 3, 2009, the record debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart fueled by the Top 5 single, “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To.” Their current single “Tripping Down the Freeway” is now at radio.
Weezer Tour dates:
July 9 Minneapolis, MN Bascilla Block Party
July 10 Sarnia, ON Sarnia Bayfest
July 11 Canandaigua, NY ConstellationBrands PAC (CMAC)
July 15 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand At Foxwoods
July 16 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront
July 18 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
July 22 St. John’s, NL Mile One Centre
July 24 Halifax, NS Halifax Rocks 2010 Festival
July 29 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
July 31 Columbus, OH Celeste Center
August 1 Montreal, QB Osheaga Festival
August 14 Council Bluffs, IA 89.7 KIWR River Riot
August 15 Commerce City, CO Mile High Musical Festival
August 21 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Racetrack
August 28 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
August 29 Reading, UK Reading Festival
September 1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Festival
September 5 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 18 Phoenix, AZ X103.9 Arizona Fall Frenzy
Halloween Wknd New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience Festival