Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy to Announce ‘Hella Mega’ Tour
While the dates and venues are unknown right now, the manner in which the bands have teased their collective fan base is particularly interesting.
A video (via Rock Sound) has been making its way across social media that features Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong wearing a T-shirt with the logos of the other two bands and singing "Wake me up on September 10th" to the tune of Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends."
Then drummer Tre Cool grabs Armstrong's guitar and, channeling both Pete Townshend, and John Belushi in a classic scene from National Lampoon's Animal House, smashes it against the floor and wall before apologizing and handing its remains back to the singer.
Some fans have also been receiving packages from Crush Music, the company that manages all three bands, with T-shirts for the artists that include photos that don't correspond -- presumably deliberately -- to the names.
It all started when Armstrong responded to an Instagram post by actor Rainn Wilson with the words "Hella mega," and tagged Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. Recently, a website -- which featured Wilson as his character on The Office, Dwight Schrute -- and social media accounts dedicated to the Hella Mega Tour have been set up, but they are currently silent. Wilson's original post has since been deleted.