What’s Another Post on the Hella Mega Tour?

Alternative rock and pop punk flag-bearers Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer formally announced their three-headed “Hella Mega” concert monster Tuesday night at an intimate function in Los Angeles.

The 500-person capacity Whisky a Go Go represents approximately 1% of the crowds the Hella Mega tour is hoping to attract every night for its 20 North American stadium-sized dates next summer, with an August 24th stop scheduled for Toronto’s Rogers Centre. In a preview of what’s to come and what fans can expect to hear, here are the sets that there played September 10th courtesy of Setlist.fm. As you’ll see, each band debuted their respective new single. What’s more, they all be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Starting with the mighty Weezer, although what’s with the weaksauce Van Halen impersonation?)

Weezer
Buddy Holly
Beverly Hills
Hash Pipe
Undone – The Sweater Song
Island in the Sun
The End of the Game
Pork and Beans
Africa (Toto cover)
Say It Ain’t So
Buddy Holly (Barbershop quartet version)

Fall Out Boy
Centuries
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down
Thnks fr th Mmrs
Dear Future Self (Hands Up)
Dance, Dance
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
Saturday

Green Day
American Idiot
Holiday
Brain Stew
Bang Bang
Father of All…
Father of All… (played a 2nd time due to the song being so short)
Know Your Enemy
Basket Case
She
When I Come Around
Minority
Jesus of Suburbia

I don’t know if it’ll be rainbow-breathing unicorn good, but if Ric Flair is excited then who are any of us kidding? Sign up for presale access at HellaMegaTour.com before you change your mind a year from now!

Gilles LeBlanc

Gilles LeBlanc literally fell into “alternative rock” wayyy back at Lollapalooza 1992, where he got caught in his first mosh pit watching some band named Pearl Jam. Since then, he’s spent the better part of his life looking for music to match the liberating rush he felt that day, with a particular chest-beating emphasis on stuff coming out of his native Canada. It took him awhile, but Gilles now writes feverishly about all things that rock (and or roll) through his ROCKthusiast alter ego.

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