It feels like only a matter of days ago that Weezer were in the country, delivering their famously introverted rock show to thousands of eager fans around the country. However, since his return Los Angeles, frontman Rivers Cuomo decided to deliver a rare acoustic show to a lucky group of fans over the weekend.
Billed as ‘An Evening With Rivers Cuomo At The Hi-Hat’, a lonely Cuomo took to the stage in California on Saturday night to deliver an almost-two hour performance of 27 tracks, including cuts from Weezer’s entire discography, as well as a number of classic ’90s covers.
Opening the set with R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’, Cuomo also dipped into The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Today’, Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova’, and closed the set with the Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’, which he will undoubtedly hear when Weezer head out on a US tour with the Pixies in a few months.
Of course, there were also a couple of cuts in there which may have surprised a few, including AJR’s ‘Sober Up’, and ‘Magic’ by noted Flat Earther B.o.B., though both of these songs feature Rivers Cuomo on vocal duties, so it sort of makes sense.
Weezer and Cuomo are no strangers to covers though, with Weezer joining the Foo Fighters on stage in Melbourne back in January for a cover of KISS’ ‘Detroit Rock City’. While there’s no word yet as to whether the group’s new album, The Black Album, will contain any covers, we won’t have to wait too much longer, with the record slated to drop in May.
Thanks to one thoughtful fan, the entire performance has been captured for your viewing pleasure, so be sure to check out the performance below, and consult the setlist even further down to work out which songs you’re after.
Check out Rivers Cuomo’s acoustic set in Los Angeles:
‘An Evening With Rivers Cuomo At The Hi-Hat’ Setlist – 10/3/18
‘Losing My Religion’ (R.E.M. cover)
‘Today’ (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
‘Island in the Sun’
‘Across the Sea’
‘(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To’
‘Feels Like Summer’
‘The Good Life’
‘In the Garage’
‘No Other One’
‘Magic’ (B.o.B cover)
‘Pork and Beans’
‘Sober Up’ (AJR cover)
‘Undone – The Sweater Song’
‘No One Else’
‘Falling for You’
‘Champagne Supernova’ (Oasis cover)
‘Say It Ain’t So’
‘Where Is My Mind?’ (Pixies cover)