Open Ocean Festival to Also Feature Performances from
Dinosaur Jr. and special guests Sebadoh, Gene Ween, Wavves – and more.
The media is agog with news of Weezer’s Weezer Cruise,
announced yesterday. Taking to the ocean January 19-23, 2012, The Weezer Cruise
is a music festival-at-sea curated by Weezer on the Carnival Destiny sailing
from Miami to the island
of Cozumel, off the coast of Mexico.
Along with Weezer and 2,500 passengers, The Weezer Cruise
will feature fifteen bands performing shows around the ship through the day and
night, festival-style. Weezer will perform on the pool deck as the ship pulls
out and then again in the indoor main theater.
In addition to Weezer, there will be performances from
Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck,
Free Energy, Boom Bip, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords,
The Knocks, Sleeper Agent, and Yacht Rock Review.
Between the many shows taking place on the four stages
around the ship, fans will participate in games and activities, swim in the
ship’s pool, play a few rounds of bingo, or order from the 24-hour room service
menu. After a day-and-a-half at sea, guests can spend their Saturday soaking up
the sun on Cozumel’s beaches before returning to the Caribbean
for more rock and roll.
Fans can sign up for the pre-sale and watch a video
announcement from the band at www.theweezercruise.co – pre-sale bookings start on July 21 and cabins will go on sale to the general
public on August 3.