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Blink-182 working on a new album (Updated September 6, 2013)
It's safe to say that 2013 has been an exciting year for Blink-182. The band just kicked off their 2013 North American Tour on September 1 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They played an astounding 25-song set packed with some of their greatest hits and fan favorites such as "Man Overboard" and "Carousel." And that's just the tip of the iceberg for Travis Barker and friends, who have also spent time rubbing elbows with first lady Michelle Obama.
What's that you say? The President's wife? Yes, indeed. Blink-182 is teaming up with Mrs. Obama to launch a hip-hop album aimed at improving America's health. While the First Lady won't sing on any of the tracks, she will appear in videos and PSAs, and the album will be distributed in schools across America. It will include tracks like "U R What You Eat", "Veggie Luv", and "Get Up Sit Up."
According to reports, that's not the only project on Blink-182's radar. The guys are planning to release a brand new album in the "late spring/early summer" of 2014. This according to Kerrang!'s interview with bassist Mark Hoppus, who said the trio are hoping to head into the studio at the start of next year and have the record out soon after. He did say they "haven't thought about any new songs yet," but explained that the band will write the new album when they reconvene in the studio.
Until then, be sure to see Blink-182 out on the road. Their short tour includes headline sets at Riot Fest in both Chicago and Denver.
Blink-182 back on tour, and back in the studio (Updated December 2012)
Shortly after their reunion in 2009, the members of Blink-182 embarked on a tour of North America from July to October, supported by the opening acts of Weezer and Fall Out Boy. They later hit the European festival circuit in August and September 2010, but canceled a return trip slated for spring 2011.
Despite the feel-good story of friendships rekindled in the wake of the band's reunion, recording for "Neighborhoods," their sixth studio album, was delayed by a number of factors. First was the death of long-time producer Jerry Finn, which caused band members to record in separate studios in San Diego and Los Angeles. Then came the myriad of publicists, managers and attorneys involved in the recording process. Finally, DeLonge was diagnosed with skin cancer, and he later complained to Total Guitar magazine about a "loss of unity" within the band during the recording process for the album, which was finally released in September 2011 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
Blink-182 has been around the world since its reunion, headlining the 10th Annual Honda Civic Tour with My Chemical Romance in late 20011. In 2012 the band embarked on its 20th Anniversary Tour, and is currently working on a seventh studio album. However, this will be an independent project, following their split with Interscope Records and Universal Music Group in October.
The band is slated to have an EP released on iTunes and through its website by December 18, and is currently scheduled to tour Australia in February 2013.
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Known for their irreverent sense of humor, Blink-182 was formed in Poway, California in 1992 when Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus decided they wanted to start a band. Originally called Duck Tape, and later Blink, they added drummer Travis Barker to replace their original drummer Scott Raynor midway through their tour to promote their second album in 1998.
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While the band's first album achieved moderate success, their next album, 1997's "Dude Ranch" sold over one million copies. Blink-182 tickets sold well. In 1999, the band reached the big time with their album, "Enema of the State", which went multi-platinum and reached number nine on the Billboard 200. The band enjoyed recognition due to their irreverent singles "What's My Age Again" and "All the Small Things," which reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. On their next tour, Blink-182 tickets sold out. Their next albums, "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket", which reached number one, and self-titled "Blink-182" were also well-received.
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The band went on hiatus in 2005 when DeLonge left to form Angels & Airwaves. Hoppus and Barker decided to form +44. The band reunited in February of 2009, and immediately began performing, starting with the 51st Grammy Awards, which saw Blink-182 take the stage for the first time since 2004. The band kicked off their reunion tour with Weezer and Fallout Boy. Blink-182 tickets once again sold out. Blink-182 has received numerous awards, including Teen Choice Awards, as well as MTV Video Music Awards. The band continues to receive award nominations.
Blink 182 Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Up All Night||2011|
|Not Now / Dammit||2005|
|I Miss You||2004|
|Stay Together for the Kids||2002|
|Take Off Your Pants and Jacket||2001|
|The Rock Show||2001|
|I Won't Be Home for Christmas||2001|
|The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)||2000|
|All the Small Things||2000|
|Enema of the State||2000|
|The Urethra Chronicles||1999|
|What's My Age Again?||1999|
|Enema of the State Demo||1998|
|Josie (Everything's Gonna Be Fine)||1998|
|Dammit (Growing Up)||1997|
|They Came to Conquer Uranus||1995|
Top 10 Blink 182 Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||All the Small Things||169||78|
|3||What’s My Age Again?||88||43|
|4||I Miss You||105||43|
|5||Going Away to College||74||41|
|9||The Party Song||74||38|
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Blink 182 Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 03/22/2015 Costa Mesa CA OC Fair & Event Center 03/20/2015 Costa Mesa CA OC Fair & Event Center 03/20/2015 Costa Mesa CA OC Fair & Event Center 03/20/2015 San Diego CA Soma 03/18/2015 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/22/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/20/2014 Reading Brk Richfield Avenue 08/19/2014 Dortmund North Rhine-westphal Westfalenhalle 2 08/18/2014 Stuttgart BW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 08/08/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 08/06/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 06/20/2014 Montebello QC Marina de Montebello
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/13/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/12/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/11/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 11/06/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 09/22/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/20/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/19/2013 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 09/18/2013 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/14/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/12/2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 09/11/2013 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 09/10/2013 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 09/08/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 09/07/2013 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 09/06/2013 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 08/31/2013 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/31/2013 Calgary AB Fort Calgary
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/29/2012 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 09/28/2012 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 09/14/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 09/13/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 07/24/2012 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 07/11/2012 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 07/10/2012 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 07/07/2012 Bournemouth Bmh Bournemouth International Centre 07/05/2012 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 06/09/2012 London The O2 06/08/2012 London The O2 05/19/2012 Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 05/18/2012 Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 05/18/2012 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/11/2011 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/10/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/08/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/07/2011 Las Vegas NV Red Rock Casino 10/07/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 10/06/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 10/05/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/05/2011 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 10/04/2011 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 10/02/2011 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 10/01/2011 Anaheim CA Honda Center 09/30/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 09/29/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 09/27/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/26/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/24/2011 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 09/23/2011 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 09/21/2011 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 09/20/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/18/2011 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 09/17/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 09/16/2011 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 09/15/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 09/13/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 09/11/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 09/10/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 09/09/2011 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 09/08/2011 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 09/07/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 09/04/2011 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 09/03/2011 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 09/01/2011 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 08/31/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 08/30/2011 Victoria BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre 08/28/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 08/27/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 08/26/2011 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 08/25/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/23/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 08/21/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/20/2011 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/19/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/17/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/16/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/14/2011 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 08/13/2011 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 08/12/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/11/2011 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/09/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/07/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/06/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/05/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/18/2011 London The O2 07/08/2011 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 09/26/2010 Fontana CA Auto Club Speedway 09/25/2010 Fontana CA Auto Club Speedway 08/08/2010 Portland ME Cross Insurance Arena
Blink 182 Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/04/2009 New York NY Madison Square Garden 10/03/2009 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 10/02/2009 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 10/01/2009 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/29/2009 Atlanta GA Lakewood Amphitheatre 09/28/2009 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 09/27/2009 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 09/26/2009 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 09/24/2009 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/23/2009 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/21/2009 Albuquerque NM Journal Pavilion 09/19/2009 Tempe AZ Tempe Beach Park 09/18/2009 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 09/17/2009 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 09/16/2009 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/14/2009 Bakersfield CA Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center 09/13/2009 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/12/2009 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 09/10/2009 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 09/09/2009 Portland OR Portland Memorial Coliseum 09/07/2009 Orem UT UCCU Center 09/04/2009 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 09/03/2009 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 09/02/2009 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 08/31/2009 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/29/2009 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 08/27/2009 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/26/2009 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/25/2009 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/23/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/22/2009 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/21/2009 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/20/2009 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/18/2009 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 08/16/2009 Council Bluffs IA Westfair Amphitheater 08/15/2009 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/14/2009 Burgettstown PA Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake 08/13/2009 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/12/2009 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 08/09/2009 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/08/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/07/2009 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/06/2009 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/04/2009 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 08/02/2009 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/01/2009 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 07/31/2009 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 07/30/2009 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/28/2009 Vancouver BC General Motors Place (Canada Hockey Place) 07/24/2009 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 07/23/2009 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint