Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Announce 2020 ‘Hella Mega’ Stadium Tour

All three bands release new music to promote the massive trek

Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are joining forces for the Hella Mega stadium tour, which will kick off June 13th, 2020 in Paris, France and hit North America the following month. The first U.S. date is July 17th at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park and wraps up August 29th at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. All three bands, however, will come together Tuesday night for a special preview show at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Green Day have been off the road since their Revolution Radio tour wrapped up in November 2017, while Fall Out Boy have had a largely quiet year with the exception of three festival dates this summer. Weezer, however, have been extremely active ever since their cover of Toto’s “Africa” became a surprise radio hit last year.

The Los Angeles-based ska punk band the Interrupters are also on the tour and will play first every night. They will be followed by Weezer, Fall Out Boy and then Green Day to close out the show.

Armstrong said the Hella Mega tour was a Green Day idea.”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,” he said, referencing a series of metal tours in the 1980s and early 1990s featuring Van Halen, Metallica, Faith No More, Dio and Aerosmith. “There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”

Wentz made a slightly different historical comparison. “I remember, in the 1990s, there was this one summer, and Guns N’ Roses [and] Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn’t let me go to it,” he said. “And I feel trapped in that forever and we wanted to recreate that memory.”

To promote the tour, all three bands released new songs. Green Day’s song “Father of All…” comes from their upcoming album of the same name, which arrives in February. “[The album] is only 26 minutes long, so it’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think since Dookie or Insomnia,” Billie Joe Armstrong told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I realized I hate long songs.”

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