The three rock bands you associate with the ’90s and early ’00s will perform throughout Europe and the U.S. when they launch their “Hella Mega” stadium tour, starting June 13, 2020 in Paris, France. The following month, the bands will make their way to the U.S., kicking off the North American leg of their tour with a show in Seattle on July 17, 2020.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says the idea for the tour was inspired by a series of tours in the 1980s and 1990s that featured famous bands like Van Halen, Metallica and Aerosmith, among others.
”We talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to the Monsters of Rock Tour, “Armstrong told Rolling Stone. “There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”
The announcement show took place Thursday at Whiskey a Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
To build excitement for the upcoming tour, the bands all released new music alongside the tour announcement. All three have upcoming albums, although Fall Out Boy’s release is a greatest hits compilation.
Green Day’s “Father of All…” is off the album of the same name. It’s a short album; the whole thing clocks in at just 26 minutes. It’s due out on February 7, 2020. Green Day became popular in about 1994, and are from the same generation as Weezer.