Weezer has released a video for “Feels Like Summer,” the band’s first single from its upcoming new album. The group remarked in a statement accompanying the clip, “We decided to skip spring entirely and go straight to summer. Our new single ‘Feels Like Summer’ from our forthcoming album (coming this summer) is out now in North America.” The video premiered overseas as well.

Strangely, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has mildly criticized his own song online, referring to one section by saying, “The ‘powers that be’ wanted a severe autotune effect in this spot. I struggled hard to reduce it.” He later tweeted, “You just got to be an artist and do what makes you happy.”

  • The members of Weezer have not said anything publicly about their new album. The band’s 11th studio effort will follow up last year’s self-titled “White Album.”
  • That disc featured the Top 10 rock radio hit “Thank God For Girls.”
  • Weezer is currently out on tour, with dates booked into June and other festival appearances in the U.S. scheduled for the summer. The dates are (subject to change):
    March 31 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
    April 2 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
    April 4 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
    April 5 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
    April 6 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
    April 8 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Event Centre
    April 9 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
    May 3 – West Palm Beach, Fl – Sunfest 2017
    May 4 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    May 12 – Charlotte, NC – 106.5 The End’s Birthday Bash
    May 14 – Columbia, MD – DC101 Kerfuffle 2017
    May 19-21 – Gulf Shores, Al – Hangout Festival
    May 28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
    June 15 – Dover, DE – Dover International Speedway
    June 16 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
    June 24 – Mountain View, CA – ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival
    June 25 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Weekend
    July 14-16 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
    August 18-20 – Oro-Medonte, ON – The Big Feastival
    September 15-16 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO Festival