Weezer Release Piano Version Of 'Hero'


After releasing their new single "Hero" in May, Weezer performed a stripped down, piano-led rendition for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month. The band must have dug the track's "alter ego," because on Thursday (July 30) they officially released a piano version of "Hero."

Weezer revealed the new adaptation on Instagram. "'Hero' got its own alter ego - new piano version out everywhere today," they wrote before giving fans more to get excited about. "Van Weezer update coming soon, plus a whole lot more."

Van Weezer will be the band's 14th album and has suffered multiple delays in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Weezer, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy were also forced to reschedule their Hella Mega Tour as COVID-19 health concerns continue to affect the live music industry. The bands recently revealed new dates and will be on the road next summer.

Listen to Weezer's piano version of "Hero" and check out the rescheduled Hella Mega Tour dates below.

Rescheduled North American Hella Mega Tour Dates

07/14/21 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park

07/17/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium

07/18/21 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park

07/20/21 –  San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park

07/24/21 – Dallas, TX @ Globe Life Field

07/27/21 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park

07/29/21 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park

07/31/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field

08/01/21 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium

08/04/21 – New York, NY @ Citi Field

08/05/21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park

08/08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park

08/10/21 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park

08/13/21 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

08/15/21 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field

08/17/21 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre

08/19/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park

08/20/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

08/23/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field

08/25/21 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park

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