KROQ Weenie Roast 2016

KROQ Weenie Roast 2016

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016


KROQ Weenie Roast is a multi-artist music concert, presented annually in June by the Los Angeles, California, modern rock radio station KROQ-FM. Since its beginning in 1993, it has been traditionally held on a Saturday in June, except from 2005 to 2009 and since 2012 when it occurred in May.

Every year it has taken place at Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, in Irvine, California with exception in 2000 when it was held at the Angel Stadium, in Anaheim, California.

From 2006 to 2009, the event was re-branded as Weenie Roast y Fiesta with the distribution of complimentary sombreros for its festival attendees. In 2012 in conjunction with Cinco De Mayo it returned to the Weenie Roast y Fiesta name again.

Its East Coast "sister" concert, presented by KROQ-FM's Baltimore/Washington, DC affiliate station WHFS, is the HFStival. Its northern California "sister" concert, presented by KROQ-FM's Bay Area affiliate station KITS, is the BFD festival.

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Blink-182 (often stylized as blink-182) is an American rock band formed in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California in 1992. The band currently consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker with guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba as a touring and session member. Blink-182 is considered a key group in the development of pop punk; the band's combination of pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. Founded by Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Scott Raynor, the band emerged from the Southern California punk scene of the early 1990s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor.

The band was initially known as Blink until Irish band Blink threatened legal action; the band appended "-182". Cheshire Cat (1995) led the band to tour with Pennywise and NOFX on the Warped Tour. Dude Ranch (1997) was co-distributed by major label MCA Records and featured the band's first rock radio hit, "Dammit (Growing Up)". Raynor was fired midway through a 1998 tour and replaced by Barker. Enema of the State (1999) was an enormous success on the strength of hit singles "What's My Age Again?", "Adam's Song" and "All the Small Things", which enjoyed massive airplay and became MTV staples. Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) reached number one in the United States, Canada, and Germany. The eponymously titled Blink-182 followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic shift for the group, infusing experimental elements into the group's usual pop punk formula, resulting in a more mature sound. DeLonge left the group in 2005, sending the band into what was termed an "indefinite hiatus". The trio reunited in 2009, producing the band's sixth album, Neighborhoods (2011). In 2015, DeLonge again exited, and was replaced by Alkaline Trio guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba.

Blink-182 has sold over twelve million albums in the United States,[1] and over 35 million albums worldwide.[2] In 2011, The New York Times asserted, "no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182," and even as the band receded after its 2005 split, "its sound and style could be heard in the muscular pop punk of Fall Out Boy or in the current wave of high-gloss Warped Tour punk bands, like All Time Low and The Maine."[3]


Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide.[1]

After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, the band released its debut self-titled album, also known as The Blue Album, in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So", The Blue Album became a triple-platinum success and received critical acclaim. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both The Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left the band, and Weezer went on hiatus.

In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as The Green Album, with new bassist Mikey Welsh. Promoted by singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", The Green Album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the album's release, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit, was released in May 2002 to mostly positive reviews, but did not match the sales of The Green Album.

Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe, was released in May 2005; despite mixed reviews, its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In June 2008, Weezer's third self-titled album, also known as The Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint", was released to mixed reviews.[2] Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video.

Weezer's seventh album Raditude (2009) and eighth album Hurley (2010), featuring more "modern pop production"[3] and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, was released in October 2014 to positive reviews. Weezer is set to release another self-titled album, also known as The White Album, on April 1, 2016.


Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007.[2] The band is a collaboration between Luke Steele of alternative rock act The Sleepy Jackson, and Nick Littlemore of electronic dance outfit Pnau.[3][4] Their 2008 debut album Walking on a Dream brought the duo international success and has been certified double platinum in Australia and gold in the United Kingdom (UK).[5][6] The album provided a number of internationally charting singles including "Walking on a Dream" which peaked at number ten on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and reached number sixty four on the UK Singles Chart, and "We Are the People", which peaked at number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart.[7]

The duo's second album Ice on the Dune was released in June 2013[8] preceded by lead single "Alive" on 16 April.[9] The band are signed to EMI/Virgin.[10] A live-band, fronted by Steele, has performed internationally and is known for its flamboyant appearance and elaborate stage-sets.[11][12] The duo have won a number of Australian music awards.[13][14]


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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) is an amphitheatre located in Irvine, California. The establishment was built in 1980 by the Irvine Company and it opened in 1981. It is the largest amphitheatre in Orange County.


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Red Hot Chili Peppers Played the Grossest Prank on Foo Fighters  –  May 18, 2016
The result? An on-stage golden shower. This was revealed by Travis Barker at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles. Barker didn’t say what, if anything, prompted the disgusting joke or if Hawkins retaliated. When asked if he thought something like ...
Chili Peppers cancel concert after singer hospitalized
Pop & Herald  –  May 18, 2016
Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their Saturday performance at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California at the last minute after Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized. When Weezer wrapped up what became its unplanned headlining set ...
Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized for 'Stomach Pain'
The Spectrum  –  May 18, 2016
Their performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast in California was cancelled just hours before they were due to take to the stage on Saturday. A representative for KROQ told Billboard that Kiedis was "suffering from extreme stomach pain". Red Hot Chili Peppers ...
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis hospitalized, concert canceled
Fayette Advocate  –  May 18, 2016
This weekend the Red Hot Chili Peppers had to cancel their appearance at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California. "We are devastated about it", he said. We live to fucking dig deep into the depths of our hearts and rock. A rep for the band tells ...
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized, Band Cancels KROQ Weenie Roast Headlining Slot
Yahoo News  –  May 16, 2016
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was sent to an area hospital hours before a headlining slot at KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast on May 14 ... KROQ (@kroq) May 15, 2016 Other bands on the bill included Panic! at the Disco, Empire of the Sun ...
KROQ Weenie Roast: Garbage’s Shirley Manson Falls Off The Stage, RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis Rushed To The Hospital. Las Vegas Blog
Las Vegas NV Blog  –  May 15, 2016
Yesterday’s KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles was a particularly eventful one. During ’90s alt-pop veterans Garbage’s set, while they were playing “Special,” frontwoman Shirley Manson stopped up stumbling off the stage and in to the audience.
KROQ’S Weenie Roast extinguished at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Los Angeles Daily News  –  May 15, 2016
KROQ has yet to announce a future location for the festival ... Despite losing its headliner, Weenie Roast 2016 featured performances by Weezer, Blink-182, Garbage, Panic! At the Disco, Empire of the Sun, the Lumineers, Cold War Kids and more at the ...
RHCP Cancel Weenie Roast Set After Singer Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized
LAist  –  May 15, 2016
For this year's edition of the Weenie Roast, KROQ went very 90s and had Weezer and RHCP serve as the headliners. After Empire of the Sun wrapped up their set at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, the Chili Peppers minus Kiedis took to the stage to address ...
Blink-182 Surprises, Red Hot Chili Peppers Cancel at KROQ Weenie Roast  –  May 15, 2016
The Red Hot Chili Peppers had to cancel their performance at last night’s KROQ Weenie Roast at the last minute. A statement from the band said that frontman Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday evening ...
Cherry Slips: Watch Shirley Manson fall off the stage and recover like a fucking boss  –  May 15, 2016
Garbage frontwoman extraordinaire Shirley Manson slipped and fell off the stage this past weekend at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles ... A video posted by Holly (@hollyclark714) on May 14, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT Listen to the new LP’s first single ...
KROQ Weenie Roast 2016
KROQ  –  May 13, 2016
KROQ Weenie Roast 2016 "IRVINE, CA - MAY 14: Recording artist Ted Feldman of music group Bear Hands performs onstage at KROQ Weenie Roast 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 14, 2016 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS ...
Weenie Roast 2016: Anthony Kiedis Rushed to Hospital, Weezer Restores Spirit, New Blink-182 Surprises
Billboard  –  May 13, 2016
Saturday (May 14) marked the final KROQ Weenie Roast at the Irvine, Calif., venue after more than two decades. That fact was not lost on both artists and attendees like No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and Adrian Young. “One of the reasons we wanted to come down ...

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