Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weezer, Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Gene Ween & more will play the Weezer Cruise

In what appears to be some sort of weird surreal dream I might've had as a fifteen-year old high on NyQuil, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, and Gene Ween will share the bill with many, many more, for the Weezer Cruise, which will take place from January 19-23 of 2012. The four day festival, which will also feature younger (and amazing) acts such as the Antlers, Yuck, Wavves, the Nervous Wreckords (featuring Brian Karscig of Louis XIV) and Boom Bip, will sail from Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico in one epic, unadulterated, wacky sea adventure in the name of indie rock. The website specifically states that bands will play multiple performances.

In addition to J Mascis and Lou Barlow performing in their respective bands, the two will perform solo sets throughout the cruise, meaning Lou Barlow will be pulling triple duty (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, and solo). I hope the guy packs his Dramamine. You can get the exact details of the pricing scheme over at the Weezer Cruise website, but the most basics I can find are that tickets will be sold individually at $799/person or at $599/person if you travel as a group of four. Pricey for sure, but not when you consider the fact that you will be on a cruise ship with some indisputable rock gods. If I get to share a beer with Lou Barlow, and high-five Gene Ween, then it's totally worth it.

Below is the confirmed lineup so far, with more to be announced as the date nears. Props to the Backstage Rider for providing us this info, and for forcing us to seriously contemplate dipping into our retirement funds* to make it down there...

The Weezer Cruise Lineup - 1/19/12 - 1/23/12
Dinosaur Jr
Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz
The Antlers
Free Energy
Boom Bip
J. Mascis (solo acoustic)
Lou Barlow
The Nervous Wreckords
The Knocks
Sleeper Agent
Yacht Rock Revue

*yeah, we don't have retirement funds...