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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Dressed as Elvis for TONIGHT SHOW Performance

Weezer has always been big on shtick and novelty—without sacrificing musicianship, of course. The path to their latest record, The White Album, has been no different; in fact, it’s been an especially revelrous trip to this week’s long-awaited release.

The “Thank God for Girls” video was filled with outrageous cannoli explosions. The “LA Girls” clip was Baywatch-esque with plenty of growing pains. And the “King of the World” video—perhaps more fun than all the rest—is just a “king” running on a peer wearing a crown and drinking booze from a goblet. So, when Rivers Cuomo dressed in full Elvis garb for Weezer’s Tonight Show performance of “King of the World” last night, no one batted a lash.

The band pulled off a tight, veteran performance of the LP’s most anthemic single. They haven’t lost a step since their self-titled debut in 1994, and Fallon made note of that. “That’s how you do it right there! That’s how you do it!” he yelled after the performance, White Album in hand.

The new record is now available at iTunes and Amazon. Grab a physical copy at the band’s website or stream the album on Spotify. Weezer is also heading out on tour with Panic! At the Disco and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness beginning June 10.

Has anyone out there picked up the record yet? What do you think? Up to Weezer standards? Let us know in the comments. Full tracklist and tour dates below:

Weezer (The White Album):

01 California Kids
02 Wind in Our Sail
03 Thank God for Girls
04 (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
05 Do You Wanna Get High?
06 King of the World
07 Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
08 L.A. Girlz
09 Jacked Up
10 Endless Bummer

03-31 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04-03 Manchester, England – Academy One
04-05 London, England – O2 Brixton Academy
04-08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
06-10 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
06-11 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *
06-12 New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *#
06-14 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater *#
06-15 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater *#
06-16 Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood *#
06-19 Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium *#
06-20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion *#
06-21 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater *#
06-22 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach *#
06-24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live *#
06-25 Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center *#
06-26 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain *#
06-28 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook *#
06-30 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *#
07-01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center *#
07-02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *#
07-05 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion *#
07-06 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheater *#
07-08 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater *#
07-09 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater *#
07-10 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07-12 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center *#
07-13 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater *#
07-15 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion *#
07-16 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater *
07-17 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion *#
07-19 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07-20 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater *#
07-22 Brandon, SD – Badlands Motor Speedway *
07-23 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove *
07-24 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *#
07-26 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater *#
07-28 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park *#
07-29 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park *#
07-30 Portland, OR – Edgefield *#
07-31 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater *
08-02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion *#
08-03 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater *
08-05 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *#
08-06 Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater *#

* with Panic! At the Disco

# with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness


HT: Pitchfork

IMAGE: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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