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Subject: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Songs from the Black Hole, In Your Honor
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Foozer was the title given to the Fall 2005 co-headlining concert tour of the Foo Fighters and Weezer. Various openers for the bands included Mae, Kaiser Chiefs and Hot Hot Heat. The Foozer tour was awarded "Most Creative Tour Package" at The 17th Annual Concert Industry Awards [1].

On the last stop of the tour in Oakland, California, the Foo Fighters played several pranks on Weezer during their set. During Rivers' solo acoustic performance of "Island in the Sun", a heavy-set exotic dancer emerged from the crowd behind him, and gyrated throughout the song. During Weezer's "Undone (The Sweater Song)", where Rivers usually asks a member of the audience to come play acoustic guitar on stage, Grohl instead appeared on stage and performed with Weezer with an acoustic guitar that he smashed at the end of the song.[2] Also, during the set closer of "Buddy Holly", a half dozen men in security uniforms took the stage behind the band. They quickly started dancing and removing their clothes, revealing themselves to be male exotic dancers, each with a letter spelling out "Weezer" painted on their chest. During the Foo Fighters subsequent set, Dave Grohl took credit for the pranks, and expressed hope that Weezer would retaliate in kind.

It's also of interest that some time into the tour, Weezer began covering the Foo Fighters' "Big Me".

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
September 8, 2005 Duluth United States Gwinnett Arena
September 10, 2005 Sunrise Office Depot Center
September 11, 2005 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
September 13, 2005 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 14, 2005 Austin Frank Erwin Center
September 15, 2005 Dallas Smirnoff Music Center
September 27, 2005 San Diego Cox Arena
September 28, 2005 Phoenix US Airways Center
September 30, 2005 Denver Pepsi Center
October 2, 2005 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
October 3, 2005 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 4, 2005 Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
October 6, 2005 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
October 7, 2005 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
October 8, 2005 Cleveland Wolstein Center
October 10, 2005 Fairfax Patriot Center
October 11, 2005 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard
October 13, 2005 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
October 14, 2005 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
October 15, 2005 Worcester DCU Center
October 22, 2005 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
October 23, 2005
October 25, 2005 Portland Memorial Coliseum
October 26, 2005 Seattle KeyArena
October 28, 2005 Oakland Oakland Arena


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