48 hours ago, if someone were to ask you about Blink-182‘s upcoming reunion tour, you’d probably say, “Yeah, they’re apparently planning something, but I really haven’t heard what’s going on with it.”
Well, that changed in a hurry. Just a day after the recently reunited trio dropped details on the tour’s openers and desires to be like Daft Punk and Kanye West, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Tom DeLonge have returned with, yes, kids, actual tour dates, and lots of them. Beginning July 24th in Las Vegas, Blink-182 will embark on a nearly 50 date North American tour that will see the band loop the U.S. and Canada and then some before ultimately ending in Atlantic City on October 3rd.
As previously reported, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are confirmed to serve as openers, as are Panic at the Disco, The All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth, and Chester French. No word on who will be opening what date.
Tickets, which according to manager Rick Devoe will be affordable – “If you have $20, you get in. No fees or anything,” will go on sale beginning May 30th via LiveNation.com.
“We want this to be an experience that brings the show out to the audience, Hoppus adds in a conversation with Rolling Stone. That also means the incorporation of aforementioned light show, which will be designed by Martin Phillip.
Beyond the tour dates, the band does plan to begin work on a brand new studio album, and will hit Europe, along with Australia’s Big Day Out Music Festival later this year.
Got it all that? And I haven’t even mentioned the fact Blink-182 played a surprise performance at the launch party for the new T-Mobile Sidekick at Hollywoods Paramount Pictures last night – the band’s first “official” live gig in four years. Read about it here, watch the clips below.
Then, get excited. It’s time to relive your high school years all over again!
Blink-182 2009 Tour Dates:
07/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/28 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
07/30 – Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
07/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
08/01 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Center
08/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
08/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
08/06 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08/07 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
08/08 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
08/09 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
08/12 – Hershey, PA @ Star Pavilion
08/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
08/15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/16 – Omaha, NE @ Westfair Amphitheater
08/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ XCel Energy Center
08/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
08/22 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheater
08/25 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/27 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/28 – Camden, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/29 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
08/30 – Washington, DC @ TBA
08/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
09/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
09/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
09/04 – Kansas City, MO @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
09/06 – Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
09/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ David O. McKay Events Center
09/10 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
09/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
09/13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
09/16 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/17 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
09/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park
09/21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
09/24 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
09/27 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheater
09/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
10/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/02 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/03 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events Center