PHOTOS: Weezer plays Universal Orlando concert, bringing alternative scene to Mardi Gras celebration

in Entertainment, Events, Music, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida

Tonight Weezer rocked Universal Orlando, playing for a crowd packing Universal Studios Florida’s Music Plaza Stage. As the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster flashed its lights overhead, the popular band performed for an hour and 15 minutes, including a mix of their most popular songs.

It’s a rare occasion for a theme park concert series to feature such a contemporary, still relevant rock act like Weezer. Though they’ve been together for more than 20 years since forming in 1992, they’re still cranking out new music today and the all-ages crowd loved their performance.

“Undone,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and “Say It Ain’t So” were all part of their set list, mixed in with a few lesser hits along with a new tune called “Back to the Shack.” The band noted they’re currently working on recording a new album in the studio and that it was nice to take a break to play live. They even threw in a few cover songs, including Blur’s “Song 2.” During “Island in the Sun,” colorful beach balls bounced through the crowd. The concert ended with “Buddy Holly” and a 4-man drum solo.

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Weezer concert at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras continues on select nights through June 7 when Robin Thicke will close out the concert series.

More photos from Weezer’s concert at Universal Orlando

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    Christine

    These shots are great! Tonight was definitely a great show. I am so happy that Universal decided to add them to the line-up.

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    Thanks so much for the blog article. Much obliged.

    allin1panel

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