Rivers Cuomo Says Weezer’s ‘SZNZ’ Broadway Run Off Over Low Ticket Sales – Billboard

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Weezer‘s upcoming Broadway residency run in party in their ongoing SZNZ EP sequence has apparently been cancelled because of reported deficient field administrative center and sky-high manufacturing prices. That’s what singer Rivers Cuomo reportedly introduced to enthusiasts on Wednesday (Aug. 10) in a publish on his Discord server — and later re-shared on Reddit — during which the band chief sounded simply as stunned as enthusiasts on the information.

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“I simply realized that our Broadway displays had been cancelled (because of low price tag gross sales and unbelievably excessive bills),” he wrote in line with a screenshot of the unique publish. “I’m very sorry to be telling you this now once we’ve already invested such a lot time, despite the fact that, and emotion. Additional apologies to these of you who cleared schedules and made go back and forth plans to be with us.”

Again in June, the band introduced their first-ever Broadway residency, saying a plan to arrange store on the Broadway Theatre for every week for SZNZ: In Place of dwelling on Broadway, which used to be set to kick off on Sept. 13 for a 5-show run. The band promised to play songs from each and every in their SZNZ cycle albums — SpringSummer season (Sept. 14), Autumn (Sept. 16), Iciness (Sept. 17) — at the side of “a novel set of Weezer classics” each and every night time, a few of that have now not been carried out in years, in line with a unencumber saying the run. A 5th night time (Sept. 18) used to be billed as an “encore” display that may combine the entire songs from the SZNZ gigs and fan favorites from the former nights.

At press time a spokesperson for the band had now not returned requests for remark and it seemed that various tickets for the run had been nonetheless on sale, with costs starting from $91.50 as much as $252; Billboard has additionally reached out to Telecharge for affirmation at the sequence’ reported cancellation.

The band have been eagerly selling the run, together with with a Lion King-themed publish previous this week during which they wrote, “You understand what they are saying… Hakuna Matata. Catch us showcasing a unique SZN + enjoying a deep set of fan faves on Broadway.”