Fingerprints in Long Beach have a most assuredly unique event coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 25—a jam session with Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo. Similar to the hootenany shows Weezer used to promote their latest album, those that get on the guest list are welcome to bring an instrument and help pick which songs will be performed. The guest list, which you can get on through pre-ordering Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (with that great cover seen here) at Fingerprints, is open as of now. Thanks to Chris Ziegler for the heads-up on this one.
Details, courtesy of Fingerprints, after the jump.
Jam Session With Rivers!
Tuesday November 25th – 7:00pm
Fingerprints is ecstatic to announce an album release event straight from the imagination of Rivers Cuomo. It's a bit different for us, so read all the way through, including the details at the bottom about how you can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Rivers talked about the event in a recent interview with Pitchfork… here's how he explained what will be happening on our humble little stage on Tuesday, November 25th:
“I am doing a really cool event to promote Alone II on the day of release. It's basically another Hootenanny, but it's a little different. Anyone can be a part of it, you don't have to bring an instrument. But if you do bring an instrument, you will be part of the team that gets to pick the songs we play. It can be any song, in some cases, it might just be one person who says, like, “Oh! Let's play this obscure B-side!”, and he may be the only person in the room who knows it, besides me, and then it will just be me and that person giving a concert to the rest of the room. And then the next song, there might be 20 people who know it. So that will be a very dynamic event and very fun for me. And I won't have to bring a guitar [laughs].”
– Rivers Cuomo
We will be opening the guest list at 11:00am on Thursday, November 6th. The list will be open to people who pre-order Rivers' new album, Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, with a limit of two spots per person. We are looking for both musicians and non-musicians and will be managing the list to make sure we have enough of both, please don't buffalo us by saying you'll play if you won't. Space will be more limited than usual, as we're leaving a bit of extra room to move around with instruments.
** Please note that we will be accepting RSVP pre-orders for this performance via phone (562.433.4996) and in-person, but purchasing through the website will not get you in to see the performance.