Newly-reformed punk rock band WAX announced today that the band will open Weezer’s show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 24. All members of the original WAX line-up are on-board for the show, including Joe Sib, Tom “Soda” Gardocki, Dave Georgeff, and Loomis Fall.
WAX and Weezer are sharing a bill for the first time since 1992, when both bands were starting out in the LA music scene and playing the same clubs in Hollywood and on the Sunset Strip.Weezer invited WAX to support them for this hometown show just as Weezer gets set to release their latest record, Raditude on November 3 on DGC/Interscope.
Joe Sib of WAX said, “We’re honored and humbled that Rivers and the guys asked us to play with them. We have a lot of shared history, and this just seems like everything has come full circle.”
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer said of Weezer’s early days with WAX: “Not only had these friends and former equals (at the bottom of the social ladder) actually made it (in the sense of getting a record deal) but we actually LOVED their music, we worshipped their music. It was so catchy, so ridiculously hook-laden. Every part of every Wax song was as fun and heart-stirring as the last, and each part lasted only as long as it was fresh and then was replaced by the next.”
WAX kicked off their set of reunion shows with an appearance at LA’s Darkroom on October 5 – their first live show in more than 14 years – and a show for Chicago’s RiotFest ’09 on October 9 at the Metro with Rights Of The Accused and Naked Raygun.
WAX has released a vinyl 7-Inch, Hangin’ On, featuring four unreleased WAX songs that were originally intended for WAX’s 1995 release, 13 Unlucky Numbers. The record was released on SideOneDummy Records, and all proceeds will be donated to UCP Wheels For Humanity.