You thought Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo were having a bad year.
So is Rivers Cuomo. He’s the not-related lead singer for the cult rock group, Weezer. They had planned on having a week of shows at the cavernous Broadway Theater on Broadway this September. But they couldn’t sell tickets. And now the shows are cancelled.
The shows were described on their website: “In celebration of Weezer’s innovative new SZNZ project – a collection of four EPs matching each season – each night’s show will not only correspond with a different season’s EP, but will see the band reaching deep into their catalog to play a unique set of Weezer classics, many of which have not been played in years. A fifth night of shows will be a mix of all the songs from SZNZ and Weezer fan favorites from the previous four nights.”
Rivers announced the cancellation on social media. He wrote: “I just learned that our Broadway shows have been cancelled (due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses.) I’m very sorry to be telling you this now after we’ve already invested so much time, thought, and emotion. Extra apologies to those of you who cleared schedules and made travel plans to be with us. Thanks to @Broadway Producer for all your hard work and great ideas. I loved where we were going and I hope we can find a way to resurrect our vision.”
What a shame. But it’s a sign of the economy, certainly, and wariness of COVID that still lingers.