Riot Fest Headliner Weezer Announces an Encore Performance October 9th

By on September 14, 2011
Riot Fest Headliner Weezer Announces an Encore Performance
October 9th at the Congress Theater
The Blue Album vs Pinkerton? The Fans Decide!

Music fans love nothing more than a good debate, from top 10 lists to best album by an individual artist, the arguments are heated and passionate to say the least. Weezer has inspired countless disputes as fans battle over the artistic primacy of The Blue Album vs Pinkerton – advocates for each spool out their opinions on huge online threads worldwide. At Red Bull Riot Fest 2011, the debate will be settled once and for all, when the fans will pick up the gauntlet and vote to hear their favorite played on October 9th at the Congress Theater.
Voting will be sponsored by Chicago’s WXRT, hosted at beginning September 14 at 10 a.m. CST – fans will have until September 26 at 10 a.m. CST to put their votes in – the winner will be announced September 26th at 12 noon on WXRT 93.1 FM as well as online.
When Weezer appeared in Chicago last, they played one album on each night but loads of fans were left in the cold when tickets sold out quickly. There are still tickets available for the Red Bull Riot Fest show while supplies last. Ticket link: Showtime is 5:30 pm.
Weezer is an American alternative rock band with nine full length albums, 6 EPs and a DVD, selling over 9 million records in the U.S. alone. The band is best known for their successful singles “Buddy Holly”, “Say It Ain’t So”, “Undone – The Sweater Song”, “Island in the Sun”, “Beverly Hills”, “Memories”, “Perfect Situation” and “Pork and Beans”. The band’s eighth studio album, Hurley, was released on September 14, 2010 on Epitaph Records. Additionally, a deluxe release of their 1996 album Pinkerton and a compilation of rare and unreleased songs titled Death to False Metal were released on November 2, 2010.
Red Bull Riot Fest began in 2005, when Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough launched the first fest in multiple venues over a weekend in Chicago to celebrate college rock, indie, punk and metal from every era. They put special emphasis on reuniting influential punk and underground bands who hadn’t shared the stage in years and Chicago’s rich music history has always been a huge part of the Riot Fest roster. It quickly became one of the top gatherings for fans of every genre under the rock, indie and punk umbrella, with fans traveling from around the world to attend. Red Bull Riot Fest Chicago runs October 5-9th.
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