Weezer rocks 2021 iHeart Festival with career-spanning set

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Monday, 20 September 2021, 8:15AM
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From classics to covers, Weezer pulled out all the stops during Night 1 of the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Led by Rivers Cuomo, who rocked a pretty prominent mustache and mullet, Weezer threw it back for the audience, starting with "Beverly Hills," the lead single from 2005's Make Believe. They followed up the Grammy Award-nominated song with "All My Favorite Songs," the slowed-down lead single from their 14th studio album OK Human, which dropped earlier this year, just months before the latest record Van Weezer.

Next up were a couple of classics from the Green Album. First was "Hash Pipe," which Cuomo revealed earlier this year was originally going to be an Ozzy Osbourne song but he didn't end up using it. During their early 2000s throwback, they also performed the always fun "Island In The Sun."

Weezer then treated the crowd to a performance of Toto's "Africa." The crowd-pleasing track that spawned their album of covers, the Teal Album, was made complete when Cuomo performed his own drum solo.

"Say It Ain't So" was next in the set, with the band leading the crowd to sing along to the iconic guitar-heavy chorus.

Not long after treating fans with the Toto cover, it seems as if Weezer also blessed the rains over Vegas when confetti rained down over the crowd to close out their set with a performance of "Buddy Holly."

This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission