“The Hella Mega Tour” will stop in Dallas on July 31. courtesy @HellaMegaTour Twitter

Alternative rock bands promote “Hella Mega Tour”

Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy reveal upcoming tour with releases of new music and tweets.

Fans of Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have been on the edges of their seats waiting for an announcement. On Sept. 6, a user on Reddit posted a picture of a flyer that had the three bands billed together. Many fans began to speculate that this trio would be forming a super tour called “The Hella Mega Tour.” On Sept. 8, an Instagram account called @hellamegatour was created. Green Day drummer, Tre Cool, posted a photo of lead singer and guitarist, Billie Joe Armstrong, with the mysterious Instagram tagged along with a caption that alluded to a secret show. Later that evening, the mysterious account posted a video of Billie Joe Armstrong singing and playing “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” except the lyrics were changed to “Wake me up on Sept. 10.” Billie Joe Armstrong was also seen wearing a handmade shirt that had the acronym F.O.B. and a W. The video hilariously ends with drummer, Tre Cool, smashing the guitar with a small, “I’m Sorry.”

Fans waited in anticipation for the announcement on Sept. 10. I guess you could say that, “The Kids Weren’t Alright.” Many fans were still speculating as to what the cryptic posts and videos were about. At 11 a.m., the announcements were finally made.

Green Day announced that their thirteenth album is set to be released on Feb. 7, 2020. The album is titled, “FOAMF.” The band took to Twitter, describing the record as “the New! soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic. Punks, freaks and punishers! The Dirty messy. The Stink. The lyrics are like a party and lifestyle of not giving a crap. The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos. The real stuff.” The band also released the record’s first single, “Father of All…” with the news.

Fall Out Boy announced that they will be releasing a second volume of their greatest hits. “Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume 2,” will be released on Nov. 15. This album contains a never before heard song titled “Bob Dylan.” Fall Out Boy also released their new single, “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” featuring Wyclef Jean.

Weezer announced that their fourteenth studio album,“Van Weezer,” will be released on May 15, 2020. There is a possibility that the release could be pushed up. Weezer took to Twitter to say,“Don’t let that date scare you. Life can be pretty unpredictable, so it just might get pushed up.” They also released their first single, “The End of the Game,” along with a music video for the same song.

The tour was the final announcement of the day. Next summer, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and The Interrupters will be doing a world tour together. Unfortunately, there aren’t any Oklahoma dates. However, there is a show in Dallas on July 31, 2020. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.. The general sales open Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Hurry up and get your tickets, because these concerts are sure to sell out!

Post Author: Madison Walters