WEEZER // O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW

WEEZER BRING THEIR "FEELS LIKE SUMMER" TOUR TO NOT SO SUMMERY GLASGOW

  WEEZER PERFORMING AT O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW - 24/10/2017  PICTURE BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY

WEEZER PERFORMING AT O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW - 24/10/2017
PICTURE BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★☆☆

Chicago's The Orwells start tonight's proceedings, but sadly they don't really seem to get the crowd going at all. Their own brand of rock doesn't have much of an impact on the fairly large crowd already gathered in the venue, yet this doesn't seem to put them off. Lead singer Mario Cuomo struts around and seems to give his all, but they just never seem to click into gear fully. 
 

Opening with "King of the World" from 2001's "White Album", Weezer get everyone back in gear straight away. Frontman Rivers Cuomo dons a crown and a red King's cloak which fits in perfectly with the theme of the song. 

The sold out venue hangs on every word which Rivers delivers, his vocals still as impeccable as they were when the band first formed back in 1992. 

"It's Weezer time. It's Weezer o'clock. Glasgow, Scotland!" the frontman proclaims before the band launch into lead single "Mexican Fender" from forthcoming album "Pacific Daydream", released this Friday.

The first monumental singalong of the night comes in the form of "Pork and Beans" and things spiral from there, in the best way possible. We get a cover of Outkast's "Hey Ya" and an amazing rendition of "Undone-The Sweater Song" which features one very lucky audience member taking over lead guitar duties. This is followed by a snippet cover of Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" before Weezer launch into what could quite possibly be the best end to any gig, ever. 
 

"Island In The Sun" flows perfectly into "Feels Like Summer", the venue goes absolutely mental for "Hash Pipe" with the levels then being cranked right up for smash hit "Beverley Hills" and finally "Say It Ain't So" finishes off the main set with yet another huge singalong. An encore of "Buddy Holly" makes sure that everyone heads off into the night, still singing at the top of their lungs. 

WEEZER'S TOUR CONTINUES:

Wed 25th October 2017 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 27th October 2017 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 28th October 2017 - LONDON Wembley SSE Arena

REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: PAUL STORR PHOTOGRAPHY