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Arroyo Seco Weekend

Saturday

Jun 24, 2017 – 12:00 PM

1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109 Map

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Weezer
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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It’s a weekend jam packed with great music by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, and many more!

Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now! For ticket purchases and complete show details, visit arroyosecoweekend.com!
Weezer: Weezer tour dates are currently scheduled internationally throughout 2011 in support of their most recent album Death to False Metal. Weezer brought us the alt-rock anthem "Buddy Holly" and were the front-runners of the Emo/Alt rock movement. Don't miss a date of the Weezer concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Weezer tour dates and venue information.

Weezer's first concert performance was on the opening stage for Matrix star Keanu Reeves and his band Dogstar in 1992. They were signed to Geffen Records in 1993 and headed to the studio with The Cars frontman, Ric Ocasek, to produce their self-titled debut album dubbed the "Blue Album". The lead-off single "Undone-The Sweater Song" was an immediate top ten hit on modern rock radio. It was with their second single "Buddy Holly" and its iconic video that the band reached cult status. The single won Weezer the Breakthrough Video Award and Best Alternative Music Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album featured one more hit single, "Say It Ain't So", and was certified triple-Platinum and remains their highest selling album to-date.

In the aftermath of the success, Weezer tour dates were scheduled internationally to play to their burgeoning audience. The band returned to the studio in 1994 and released their sophomore album Pinkerton in 1996. While the single "El Scorcho" was a hit on radio, the album was not properly promoted due to a legal issue and subsequently suffered through slow initial sales. Weezer tour dates were scheduled to promote the album before a hiatus beginning in 1997. During this time, Rivers attended Harvard and focused his efforts towards his song-writing. The band reunited in 2000 for a spot on the Fuji Festival in Japan which reinvigorated their appetite for recording. Weezer tour dates were scheduled on the 2000 Warped Tour and they recorded their album Weezer.

The self-titled third album, popularly known as The Green Album, was released in 2000 and brought Weezer back to mainstream acclaim. The initial singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" were MTV video hits and radio smashes. They quickly returned with Maladroit in 2002 which featured a heavier more serious sound. Weezer concert dates were booked on the Maladroit Enlightenment Tour and they recorded in-between shows. They headed back into the recording studio with famed producer Rick Rubin to craft Make Believe. the album was released in 2005 and featured their biggest hit to-date, "Beverly HIlls", which reached #1 on the Modern Rock Songs chart. The Weezer concert schedule included the Make Believe Tour and a Japan-wide concert series in 2005.

More recently, Weezer cut their sixth album with Rick Rubin, which was colloquially known as the The Red Album. The disc featured their second #1 hit, "Porks and Beans", which won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video. Weezer tour dates were scheduled alongside Blink 182 for a nation-wide outing and they wrote songs for their upcoming album, Radittude, which was released in 2010. Weezer's concert schedule included headlining stints at the Bamboozle Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2010. Weezer released their latest studio album, Hurley, and a compilation of rarities, Death to False Metal, in 2011 . The Weezer concert schedule 2011 will have the rockers traversing the globe. The band has been rockin' their quirky rock anthems for nearly two decades. Don't miss a date on the Weezer concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Weezer tour dates and venue information.

Mumford & Sons: When Mumford & Sons entered the studio to commence work on their second album in August 2011, they never envisaged it would be to follow up a debut record that had connected with so many music lovers from all different corners of the globe, and all the roads in-between.

How Mumford & Sons came to be is something that even the very four members struggle to trace. ‘It sort of just happened’ Marcus Mumford has often mused to journalists.

The earliest memories of the band performing together are within the close confines of a rehearsal room in Putney, and of last minute street-side jamming sessions on the pavement outside Bosun’s Locker (a now defunct basement venue on Kings Road in London) ahead of a show. It was a scene already common to the band as musicians falling in and out of bands of each and every genre.

Ben Lovett and Marcus were already working on songs together from their school days, but those songs didn’t realise their full potential until Winston Marshall (armed with a banjo and dobro), and Ted Dwane (double bass, but with a penchant for being a multi-instrumental marvel) had learnt and lived those songs, given them new arrangements, and injected them with a real ‘band’ dynamic.

Even then they were reticent to make it ‘official’. The name Mumford & Sons was eventually chosen as it suggested a wholesome, family business. It suited the relationships that had grown within the band. They were brothers in all but blood relation, and they very quickly became inseparable.

As is typical in London, if a good band forms, word tends to travel quickly. Within a few months, Mumford & Sons were releasing their eponymously named debut EP, through the fledgling independent Chess Club Records label. It featured the first, self-produced recordings of ‘Roll Away Your Stone’, ‘Awake My Soul’, and ‘White Blank Page’ and sold-out instantly. The live shows were rammed to the rafters in London, which was soon replicated across the whole of the UK.

It’s often the case that the demands of touring can break a band in half. It’s a relentless, unforgiving part of band life, but Mumford & Sons thrived upon it. They never wanted it to end, and they still never want it to end. ‘We don’t really know what to do with ourselves when we’re back in London. It feels uneasy, unnatural even, not to be on a bus going somewhere.’ Ben Lovett commented after the band had walked offstage at Glastonbury in June 2011.

And tour they did. Relentlessly. The British and Ireland shows were selling out with each and every passing tour. A second EP was released, ‘Love Your Ground’, which featured the band’s own recordings of ‘Little Lion Man’ and the firm live favourite, ‘Feel The Tide’. It was bookmarked by more touring, into Europe and back again, ahead of the final in a trilogy of vinyl only EP releases, ‘The Cave & The Open Sea’.

It was only the need and desire to record the debut album that brought Mumford & Sons back to London for longer than a pit-stop. They settled into Eastcote Studios with producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, The Maccabees) and ‘Sigh No More’ was released in the UK in October 2009 through the band’s own Gentlemen of the Road label and Island Records. It debuted in the album charts at 11 (peaking at number 2, some seventy-two weeks later).

“It’s been a crazy eighteen months, but a whole lot of fun.” Suggests Ted back in the Glastonbury dressing room, moments after the band had drawn a suitably huge crowd across to The Other Stage.

The achievements of Mumford & Sons since the release of Sigh No More has been a success story rarely matched of recent years, in an industry we’re regularly led to believe is in constant decline. It’s a story, however, that has been written and mapped out on the road. From a ten-day live adventure across India, to sold-out arenas in America and Australia, and from the festival fields of Europe, to impromptu parks on the Railroad Revival Tour in America, each and every town and city that has welcomed the band has been treated to a jubilant and suitably intimate performance, regardless of the size of venue.

Off the road, Sigh No More is a record that has garnered much acclaim. It’s an album that won the band a UK Brit Award in 2010 (Best Album), and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize Award in the same year. Outside of Britain, Mumford & Sons picked up two Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Rock Song), and put in a typically assured live performance alongside Bob Dylan covering Maggie’s Farm at the awards themselves. Sigh No More has incredibly sold in excess of 4 million copies globally.

And as they find themselves back in London to record this second album, you’ll find this band of brothers are still very much the same people. A little wiser, a lot more experienced, but eager to get out of London and get back to their spiritual home; the road.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Thomas Earl Petty was a popular American musician, known for his album-oriented, classicist rock'n'roll. He has also produced numerous hit singles, such as "American Girl", "Free Fallin'", "Into the Great Wide Open" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance", most of which remain heavily played on mainstream radio. Despite this success, Petty was also a vocal critic of the modern recording industry and the disintegration of independent radio stations (i.e. The Last DJ).

Petty has been supported by his band, The Heartbreakers, for the majority of his career. He has occasionally released solo work, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself. However, it should be noted that members of The Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums.

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