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Weezer Won't Be Playing Warped Tour

Trek’s organizers say band pulled out; group’s spokesperson says contract was never signed.

Say it ain’t so – Weezer have dropped off the Vans Warped Tour, according to a spokesperson for the summer skate-punk trek.

The band’s Geffen publicist, however, said on Friday (April 6) that Weezer were never officially on the bill in the first place, despite an announcement by tour organizer Kevin Lyman Productions in early February.

“They had the offer, but they never confirmed it,” Dennis Dennehy said.

“The band apologizes for psyching anyone up inadvertently,” a posting on Weezer’s Web site said Friday. An earlier post on the site indicated that the pop-rockers would at least play some Warped dates.

The band will tour the States this summer as a headliner or part of a package tour or both, the Web site said. Weezer are scheduled to play a string of overseas dates starting April 15 in Tokyo.

The Green Album, their third record and the first since 1996’s Pinkerton, will hit stores May 15. Meanwhile, the single “Hash Pipe” will arrive at radio later this month.

Rancid, 311, Pennywise, the Rollins Band and the Misfits are among the acts on this year’s Warped Tour, which kicks off June 22 in Phoenix.