Blink 182 First Show After Hiatus

18 05 2009

Blink 182

Blink-182 performed for the first time in five years last night. Mark Hoppus explained in his Hi My Name is Mark blog that the gig took place at a private party to unveil the new T-Mobile Sidekick at Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures. Drummer Travis Barker was already on the bill with DJ AM, as were Blink’s summer openers Weezer, so Blink were asked to serve as the evening’s surprise ending. According to AltPress (who have shaky fan footage from the show), the trio played three songs, opening their set with Take Off Your Pants And Jacket’s “The Rock Show. “This is our very first show after hating each other’s guts for many years,” Hoppus joked from the stage. This morning, the band released their full summer tour schedule via Billboard.

Blink-182 did not have to look far to find acts that wanted to join them on their reunion tour. Bassist Mark Hoppus tells RollingStone.com, quote, “We started talking about bands to tour with and Weezer was actually one of the first ones that came up. They wanted to do the tour, and so did Fall Out Boy, so it worked out perfectly.” Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz says that Blink-182 was always one of the bands they wanted to meet, and getting to play with them is just a bonus. The bassist adds, quote, “It’s been a great stretch of headlining tours the last few years, but there’s something interesting about opening up for bands when you have to rope the audience in.” Dates and venues have yet to be revealed for the tour, but Fall Out Boy will serve as the support act for two-thirds of the trek, while Weezer is the primary support for the other third.

source: KROQ FM

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