Weezer Cruise Returns With 2014 Bahamas Voyage
For anyone who’s ever wanted to party on a boat with the ‘90s alt-rockers behind such hits as “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So,” the second Weezer Cruise is ready to launch in early 2014.
The cruise will set sail from Florida from February 13-17, 2014, touring the Bahamas and stopping on a private island for one of the three Weezer concerts promised over the long weekend including Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Other cruise attractions include a Q&A with Weezer, an interactive game show and a photo session with the band.
While Weezer won’t be the only act on the ship, the rest of the lineup is yet to be announced. The inaugural Weezer Cruise, held Jaunary 2012, included performances from Dinosaur Jr., Free Energy, Wavves, the Antlers and many more indie acts.
The announcement comes as cruise ship tours are still reeling from the fallout of the ill-fated Carnival Triumph that went adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after and engine fire knocked out power and plumbing, creating less than ideal circumstances for the 4200 passengers on board.
Although no official reason was given, that Carnival calamity is being partially blamed for the cancellation of the much-discussed Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise, which was set to hit the high seas with bands Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and Verve Pipe.
“My apologies, it’s a real bummer,” McGrath tweeted to a fan distraught over the cancellation. “That recent cruise fiasco really took us down,” getting even blunter with another fan on Twitter: “That pop cruise did us no favors.”
Still, luxury music cruises have become a very popular trend of late, with festivals like Coachella and HARD joining acts such as Kid Rock and Dave Matthews Band in launching successful music cruises.
Fares for the Weezer Cruise start at $599 per person, with the first batch being made available to those who attended the inaugural Weezer voyage. Ticket sales start March 20 at 12 p.m. E.T. here.