Maybe the band is trying to be ironic, or maybe Rivers Cuomo really loves Windows-based computers.
A Microsoft Store location is opening in Pentagon City mall next month and the company is bringing in some star power to help mark the occasion.
The store – which sells Microsoft products like software, gaming devices and phones – is officially opening at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 9. A grand opening ceremony that morning will be followed up with an even grander event on Saturday, August 11, featuring a performance by the band Weezer and a Microsoft Kinect demonstration by Washington Wizards point guard John Wall.
The partnership won’t be the first time the Washington-based corporation teamed up with the band-the Windows 95 installation CD included a video of the band’s breakout single “Buddy Holly”.
Make what you will of the fact that Microsoft is relying on a band that was great in the 1990s to pitch its products.