- 10 Sep 19
Yes, this is really happening.
Our favourite pop punk giants Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer join forces to launch the tour our 14-year-old self could only dream of. They call it the Hella Mega Tour, which is going to bring the best of 2000's pop punk to Ireland.
The three bands are set to play the RDS Stadium in Dublin on June 29, 2020. Tickets will be available from September 20 at 10am.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Billie Joe Armstrong explained how the idea for the tour came about: "It's kind of a Green Day idea. We talked about how we weren't really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to Monsters of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we're stoked."
For Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, the tour is a throwback to his teenager years: "To me, I remember, in the 90s, there was this one summer, and Guns N' Roses, Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn't let me go to it. You want to recreate that memory. Hopefully if somebody who gets to go to the tour, I think this tour represents counter-programming, I think that the world is moving in one direction in an obvious way, or whatever. I think that this tour represents counter programming to that and it's awesome to take part in that and be a small part of it."
All three bands also released new songs today. Green Day announced their upcoming album Father Of All Motherfuckers, set to come out on February 7, 2020. 'Father Of All...' is the first single from the record.
Fall Out Boy shared the new track 'Dear Future Self (Hands Up)' featuring Wyclef Jean. The song is part of the 'best of' compilation Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two, set to release on November 15.
Last but not least, Weezer dropped the song 'The End Of The Game', taken from their upcoming album Van Weezer, which will be released on May 15, 2020.