Fresh from the success of their #1 UK and US album ‘California’, blink-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, have confirmed a huge UK tour in July 2017.
The tour will kick off in Cardiff on 3rd July 2017 and dates are as follows:
Monday 3rd July CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 4th July NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 5th July LEEDS First Direct Arena
Friday 7th July BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sunday 9th July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11th July GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Friday 14th July MANCHESTER Arena
Saturday 15th July LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Monday 17th July BOURNEMOUTH Int Center
Wednesday 19th July LONDON The 02
Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, blink-182 have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation.
They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining the band as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with blink-182 in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: “It was the best they’ve sounded in over a decade,” the OC Weekly raved about the band’s set.
Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Hoppus and Barker. Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, once they started working with producer John Feldmann, they soon discarded all the old material. “We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing,” Hoppus says, “and suddenly we realized that we had written more than 20 new songs, and they were all really great.”
While blink-182 have already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, both the band and their fans are emphatically looking forward to their new album.