Weezer delivered a cover of the Fall Out Boy anthem “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” at New York City’s Citi Field.
Fall Out Boy had to pull out of the New York City and Boston Dates because a member of their teamed tested positive for COVID-19. But luckily for Fall Out Boy fans, both Weezer and The Interrupters covered their hit tune. Concertgoes got to hear “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” not once, but twice!
The Interrupters stayed true to the original 2005 anthem. Weezer, on the other hand, had frontman Rivers Cuomo do a one-person approach. Cuomo took to the stage with just his voice and a guitar, adding a somber twist to the tune.
Watch the performances of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down” in full below.
Weezer also recently shared a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for the charity compilation The Metallica Blacklist.
While Weezer have leaned into a new era with Van Weezer, they turned to metal with this new cover. Cuomo and co. deliver a distorted rendition of “Enter Sandman” that stays true to the original tune. The only standout difference is Cuomo’s distinctive vocals, and a reference to the guitars in “Buddy Holly.”
The Metallica Blacklist is out on September 10th and will be full of covers from huge artists. It’s a fundraiser for Metallica’s All Within My Hands and a charity of the contributing artists’ choice. Weezer’s cover of “Enter Sandman” benefits the California Vipassana Center.
Check out the cover and more info about the compilation here.