Yesterday, Weezer supported picketers with a surprise acoustic set outside of Paramount Studios’ main entrance in support of the 2023 Writers Strike, which, supported by unions representing film and television writers, are requesting fair contracts. During the three-song show, Rivers Cuomo, guitarist Brian Bell, and bassist Scott Shriner dished out “Beverly Hills,” “Island in the Sun,” and “Buddy Holly,” during which the elated writers sang along in harmony.
After the performance, Shriner was asked by a fan about the band’s presence there, to which he responded, “We wanted to try to support you guys and do something fun since you’re standing out here all day.” He was then asked what his favorite TV shows or movies are, to which he responded said Game of Thrones, before Bell chimed in to share his love for Dave and Succession, while Cuomo said after some thought The Mandalorian.
In 2022, Weezer released four EPs that each represented the seasons which culminated into a project titled SZNZ. Notably, Weezer will kick off their summer tour with Modest Mouse, Future Islands, Spoon and more next month.
Watch the video of Weezer’s pop-up performance below via TMZ.