Weezer Pushes Back New Album, but Shares 'Hero' to Honor Healthcare Workers

Hear the latest sample from ‘Van Weezer’

May 6, 2020

There’s good news and bad news in the world of Weezer. The group’s new album Van Weezer was set to debut later this month, but it has sadly been delayed during this global pandemic.

“Unfortunately we're going to have to delay the release of ‘Van Weezer.’ As you know, Corona has put a crimp in many well-laid plans,” the band shared. “Because we don't want to give another release date until we're absolutely sure of it, we'll just say ‘stay tuned for more info.’”

It’s understandable, but the group has still cushioned this major bummer with the promise of a few surprises, including today’s release of “Hero.”

The new single is for “the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers,” writes Weezer. It’s also for the healthcare heroes, as they have teamed up with Postmates to support doctors and nurses caring for COVID-19 patients.

Tonight, for example, they are sending meals to LA’s Good Samaritan Hospital, to honor those on the frontlines.

Van Weezer is the 14th studio album from the band, and it follows last year’s Weezer (The Black Album) and Weezer (The Teal Album), filled with covers. As of now, the band is still set to tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy later this summer, with US dates still on track. Last month, the Hella Mega Tour was forced to delay dates across Europe.

“Hero” is now available everywhere.

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