This will be one hell of a tour to check out and I'm hoping they'll be adding more California dates...but for the time being, we can see Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy for the Hella Mega Tour in San Diego and at Dodger Stadium! Your California dates (so far) are:
July 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
7/24 - San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
7/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
The bands made the joint announcement with a hilarious parody of the epic fight scene in Anchorman which shows Billie Joe Armstrong as Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy, Pete Wentz as Vince Vaughn's Wes Mantooth, and Rivers Cuomo as Luke Wilson's Frank Vitchard.
To celebrate the upcoming "Hella Mega Tour," all three bands released a new song each. Green Day has returned with a new single "Father of All..." (which is also the name of their new album), Fall Out Boy has teamed up with Wyclef Jeanon a new song called "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)," and Weezer is introducing fans to their forthcoming new album Van Weezer by sharing its lead single "The End of the Game" and the LP's cover art.
Via Rolling Stone:
Armstrong said theHella Megatour was a Green Day idea.”We talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to the Monsters of Rock Tour,” he said, referencing a series of metal tours in the 1980s and early 1990s featuring Van Halen, Metallica, Faith No More, Dio and Aerosmith. “There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”
Wentz made a slightly different historical comparison. “I remember, in the 1990s, there was this one summer, and Guns N’ Roses [and] Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn’t let me go to it,” he said. “And I feel trapped in that forever and we wanted to recreate that memory."
Check out the announcement below (and that badass poster)