The Hella Mega Tour
August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Three of the biggest contemporary rock bands – Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer – will join forces for a world tour that hits Minneapolis’ Target Field on Thursday, August 11th.
Tickets for the outing, dubbed the Hella Mega Tour, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 through Ticketmaster. American Express cardholders have access to a presale that starts at 10 a.m. Monday. Target Field did not announce ticket prices.
Sponsored by Harley-Davidson, the tour kicks off in June with eight European dates before moving to the U.S. in July. All three bands were set to play Los Angeles’ legendary Whisky a Go Go nightclub Tuesday night. Each group will also perform live on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” starting with Weezer on Tuesday night, Fall Out Boy on Wednesday and Green Day on Thursday.
Green Day and Weezer both rose to fame in the mid-’90s when alternative rock took over the airwaves. After a drop in popularity around the turn of the century, Green Day came storming back with their multi-platinum 2004 rock opera, “American Idiot,” which was later adapted into a Broadway musical. Weezer, who are essentially a living social media meme, has maintained a steady presence on rock radio and scored a No. 1 hit last year with their cover of Toto’s “Africa.”
Chicago’s Fall Out Boy formed in 2001 and found huge success four years later with their major-label debut, “From Under the Cork Tree.” They couldn’t keep that momentum going and went on hiatus in 2009. But they made a big comeback with 2013’s “Save Rock and Roll,” which spawned Fall Out Boy’s biggest-selling single to date, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”