“Hella Mega” tour surprises fans

Jordan Hay, Staff Writer

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Three major rock bands, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer, announced that they are going on tour together starting in the summer of 2020.

Talk of this tour started when a picture of a flyer with the words “Hella Mega” and the three bands’ names surfaced on Reddit. This started speculation on the internet of what this could mean.

The “Hella Mega” tour was announced on Sept. 20, right after a teaser was put on the Instagram pages of all three groups. The announcement was accompanied by a video trailer that was specific to each band.

This included the Fall Out Boy video featuring pro wrestling Hall of Fame, Ric Flair, the Green Day video spoofing a scene from the hit comedy movie “Anchorman” and the Weezer teaser including a line from their hit song “El Scorcho,” which mentions Green Day in it.

“For us, it was like a genie saying, “You get to do a stadium tour with two bands that were your heroes growing up. You wonder what the other two wishes are,” said Pete Wentz, bassist and leadman of Fall Out Boy in an article on Billboard.com.

In that same article, Billie Joe Armstrong, front man of Green Day added, “This is the most excited I have been in a long time, especially with all the [new music]. It’s the biggest rock event that’s going to happen for over a year.”

Each band released a single from their upcoming records.

The Weezer track “The End of the Game” will be featured on their upcoming record “Van Weezer,” which is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020.

Green Day released their track “Father of All [bleep],” which will be the self-titled track on its newest album which will be released on Feb. 7, 2020.

Fall Out Boy revealed that its second greatest hits album is scheduled to be released toward the end of 2019. This record will include the single “Dear Future Self (Hands Up).”

The opening band for the North American leg of the tour was announced to be the Californian Ska Punk band, The Interrupters.

This stadium tour will begin June 13, 2020, in Europe, and it will make its way to the United States on July 17. Tickets will go on presale starting on Sept. 16, and general sale will start on Sept. 20.