Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide.
Weezer’s seventh album Raditude (2009) and eighth album Hurley (2010), featuring more “modern pop production” and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band’s ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, was released in October 2014 to positive reviews. Weezer is set to release another self-titled album, also known as The White Album, on April 1, 2016.
On January 14, 2016, Weezer released a third single, “King Of The World”, and announced that the band’s fourth self-titled album is scheduled to be released on April 1, 2016. On February 17, 2016, “LA Girlz” was premiered on through Apple Music, which was released on February 18, 2016. The band is scheduled to co-headline the Weezer & Panic! at the Disco Summer Tour 2016 with Panic! at the Disco in 2016. On 25 February 2016, Weezer announced that the band had been signed to Atlantic Records as part of a joint venture between Warner Music Group and Crush Management.