Pop Punk Comeback


Shyan Dunlap, Contributor

Break out your eyeliner and vans because it’s time to relive the early 2000’s. Fall Out Boy, Green Day, and Weezer are going to tour for the summer of 2020. The tour schedule was released August 10, along with a new song from each band. Weezer released “The End Of The Game” while Green Day released “Father Of All…” and Fall Out Boy released “Dear Future Self” featuring Wyclef Jean.

The name of this tour is the Hella Mega Tour and it is a stadium tour taking place July of 2020.  According to Armstrong of Green Day this was, in fact, his band’s idea. He says that they didn’t want to do a big stadium tour but when Weezer and Fall Out Boy agreed, they were “stoked.” Wentz of Fall Out Boy said that in the 90’s, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses went on a big tour and his parents wouldn’t let him go, so he “wanted to recreate that memory.”

This tour is to help get their name out there and promote the upcoming albums each band is releasing. Fall Out Boy is releasing “Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two” which has yet to have a release date. The first and original “Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die” was released in 2009. Green Day is releasing “The Father Of All…” album in February which in total is 26 minutes long and according to Armstrong, is the shortest album they have released. Weezer’s new album is called “Van Weezer” and is going to be out next May. Cuomo said “It’s like The Blue Album but with more riffs.”

Now let’s talk tour dates. There are 20 US tour dates from coast to coast:

July 17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
July 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
July 24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
July 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
July 28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
July 31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
August 1 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
August 5 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
August 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
August 8 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
August 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
August 13 – Chicago IL @ Wrigley Field
August 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
August 16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
August 21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
August 24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 29 –  Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park