Weezer Covers Toto’s ‘Africa’ With ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic In Inglewood

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Earlier this year, a Weezer fan from Ohio started a campaign to get the band to cover Toto’s 1982 smash “Africa.” The campaign was a success as Weezer recorded and released their take on the song after issuing a cover of Toto’s “Rosanna.” Weezer is currently on tour and played The Forum in Inglewood, California on Wednesday night. The group treated fans to “Africa” towards the end of the show and surprised the audience by bringing out special guest “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Weezer turned “Africa” into a staple of their Summer Tour. Rivers Cuomo & Co. introduced the Toto cover in L.A. by asking fans, “Where is Weezer going to take you tonight?” The crowd screamed “Africa” in response and the band lit into the Toto classic. Comedy-rock legend “Weird Al” Yankovic emerged just in time to take the song’s iconic keyboard solo on accordion. Yankovic also chimed in with backing vocals.

Check out fan-shot footage of the Weezer/”Weird Al” Yankovic collaboration captured by Brian James:

Setlist

Weezer at The Forum

  • Happy Days Intro
  • Buddy Holly
  • Beverly Hills
  • Pork and Beans
  • Undone - The Sweater Song
  • Hash Pipe
  • Perfect Situation
  • My Name Is Jonas
  • El Scorcho
  • In the Garage
  • The Good Life
  • Happy Together  
  • Keep Fishin'  
B-Stage
  • Island in the Sun  
  • Take On Me  
  • Burndt Jamb  
  • (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
  • Feels Like Summer
  • Africa  
Encore
  • Susanne
  • Say It Ain't So
  • Paranoid  

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