Blink-182 announce summer tour dates, first in five years

05.15.09 8 years ago

Blink-182 is taking a slew of big names on the road this summer as the trio prepares for its first tour in five years. The newly re-united pop-punk band has tapped Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, All-American Rejects, Asher Roth and Chester French as openers for various dates.

The North American trek kicks off July 24 in Las Vegas finishes Oct. 3 in Atlantic City, N.J.

The group announced its plans to come together again earlier this year, at the 51st Grammy Awards. The tour and plans to re-enter the studio were confirmed the same night. Blink-182’s last live performance was in December 2004, months before the band decided to split. During these past five years, vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge has busied himself with space-rock act Angels & Airwaves, while drummer Travis Barker and vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus formed the band +44.

Barker also earned notoriety with his MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers” and tabloid-baiting behavior from he and his former wife. The drummer made the headlines again last year when he was hospitalized, in critical condition, after a plane crash outside of Columbia, S.C. Entertainer DJ AM was also injured and four people, including Barker’s assistant, were killed.

It was this accident that opened up the lines again between the band members, and how the reunion came about.

Along with Green Day, Blink-182 is often cited amongst young rock and punk bands today as a major musical influence. They originally formed in Californing in 1992, though a different drummer, Scott Raynor, served 1992-1998.

Here are the Blink-182 tour dates:

July 24: Las Vegas (tThe Joint)
July 28: Vancouver (GM Place)
July 30: Calgary, AB (Saddledome)
July 31: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Aug. 1: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center)
Aug. 2: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
Aug. 4: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheater)
Aug. 6: Boston (Comcast Center)
Aug. 7 Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi)
Aug. 8: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Aug. 9: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Aug. 12: Hershey, Pa. (the Star Pavilion)
Aug. 13: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 14: Pittsburgh (Post Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 15: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Omaha, Neb. (Westfair Amphitheater)
Aug. 18: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Aug. 20: Indianapolis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 21: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 23: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
Aug. 25: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 27: Saratoga, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 28: Camden, Pa. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 29: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center)
Aug. 30: Washington, D.C. (TBD)
Aug. 31: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Sept. 2: Cleveland (Blossom Music Center)
Sept. 3: St. Louis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 4: Kansas City, Kan. (Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone)
Sept. 6: Denver (Fiddlers Green Amphitheater)
Sept. 7: Salt Lake City (David O. McKay Events Center)
Sept. 10: Seattle (White River Amphitheater)
Sept. 12: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheater)
Sept. 13: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept. 14: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Sept. 16: San Diego (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 17: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 19: Phoenix (Tempe Beach Park)
Sept. 21: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Sept. 23: Dallas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Sept. 24: Houston ( Center)
Sept. 26: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheater)
Sept. 27: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheater)
Sept. 29: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)
Oct. 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 2: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Events Center)

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