Concerts

Weezer - Coors Light Birds Nest at Waste Management Phoenix Open - 1/30/14

Weezer Coors Light Birds Nest at Waste Management Phoenix Open 1/30/14

As the famous 20th Century Fox fanfare played and the lights dimmed inside the Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday night, the crowd might have expected Weezer to greet them with all the spectacle of a summer comic book blockbuster. Not quite. Instead, Rivers Cuomo shyly walked out dressed casually in an unbuttoned dress shirt, suit, and a dark pair of jeans so straight you'd think his mother ironed them before he went onstage.

As the iconic power-pop quartet unenthusiastically chanted, "the workers are going home" during the opener "My Name Is Jonas," it became apparent that band was feeling like they'd shown up to work. Maybe feeling like phoning it in or just killing time. That's because for Weezer, it's less than two weeks until vacation. In mid-February, the band sets sail for the Bahamas for their second annual Weezer Cruise. And all they had to do in the meantime was play some songs and collect a paycheck.

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