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15 Feb

Multiplatinum-selling, #1-charting rockers Blink-182 announced today several tour dates in May surrounding the group’s co-headlining of The Bamboozle Festival 2012 (with Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters). In addition to Blink-182′s Bamboozle performance on Saturday, May 19 at the North Beach boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ, the band has scheduled major arena shows in upstate New York as well as New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Quebec City (see dates below).

The most recent video from 2011′s Neighborhoods (DGC/Interscope Records), Blink-182′s first new album in eight years, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, is for the hit single “After Midnight”. Says singer-bassist Mark Hoppus of the video: “We wanted something that was a little troubled because the song is a troubled love song. Isaac (Rentz, the director) came up with this idea of a guy and a girl trapped inside of an insane asylum. They find one another, they escape themselves for the evening and they have a night of reckless romance before they get put back into their cells.”

Hoppus, guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker reunited in 2009 after a tumultuous four-year hiatus. Neighborhoods marks Blink-182′s sixth studio effort, following three consecutive platinum-plus albums.

Tour Performances:

Date City Venue

May 15 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
17 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
19 Asbury Park, NJ The Bamboozle Festival
20 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
22 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena

29 Jan

The All American Rejects new single, “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” is set to appear in an upcoming episode of CW’s 90210. The episode will premiere on January 31st, which is also the same day that the song will be available for digital download. “Beekeeper’s Daughter” comes from the band’s highly anticipated album, Kids in the Street, due out March 27th.

The Rejects are currently headlining the “Shaking Off the Rust Tour,” and just announced that they will be supporting Blink-182 on their upcoming European summer tour. “We’re stoked to be hitting the road once again with Blink-182,” said guitarist Mike Kennerty, “not a bad way to kick off our summer, eh?” The band will also headline a Spring tour starting March 30th. Tour dates announced soon.

The band have also launched a new site at for fans to submit their own ‘Kids in the Street’ inspired stories. “Submit your favorite moments in life. Paintings, photos, videos, interpretive dances, whatever expresses who you are,” encourages the band.

For more info, visit the official site at as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.


19 The Bamboozle Festival

Tour dates with Blink-182:

7 Birmingham NIA
8 London The O2
9 London The O2
12 Dublin, The O2
13 Belfast Odyssey Arena
15 Manchester Arena
16 Birmingham LG Arena
17 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
19 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
20 Glasgow

7 Bournemouth BIC
10 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
11 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
12 Liverpool Echo Arena
14 Luxembourg

09 Dec

Blink 182 performed “After Midnight” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up their album Neighborhoods on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl [Includes MP3 Digital Copy]

04 Oct

Blink 182 performed “Up All Night” and “After Midnight” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch both songs in the video below and pick up their album Neighborhoods on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl [Includes MP3 Digital Copy]

26 Aug

Blink 182 have a new video out for “Up All Night.” It features the band playing out in the streets while there’s a house party going. It’s.. funnnnnnnnnnnn.


16 Aug

Written by Morgan Bailas, Photos by Josh Lowe

One word I would never associate with Blink 182 would be ‘serious’. But I kept coming back to it after experiencing the 2011 Honda Civic Tour in Hartford, CT, on August 14. Blink 182 and their fans are serious. Serious about having a fucking good time.

It first became apparent that this show was going to be entertaining as I attempted to journey through pouring rain across multiple parking lots to reach the Comcast Theater. The first band was to go on at 7, and it was 6:40 but most everyone was still tailgating outside in the parking lots. It had been raining all day in Connecticut, to the point of the National Weather service issuing flood warnings, but it seemed like these fans hadn’t noticed. There was nary a rain poncho in sight. The accessories of choice appeared to be rain boots, Blink 182 shirts from past tours, beer cans and not giving a damn about the weather. These fans were having the time of their life before the show even started, and I almost wished I had arrived earlier to take part in the experience.

Rushing inside to catch the first band, Manchester Orchestra, turned out to be a good call. They were out supporting their newest album, Simple Math. I had been surprised to learn that they were supporting on this tour, as it didn’t seem like they fit with the rest of the line up. Manchester Orchestra, fronted by Andy Hull, is a band that is known for their emotional songs, with Hull’s masterfully heart wrenching lyrics as the centerpiece.

It was my first Manchester Orchestra experience, and I had been waiting for years to hear Andy Hull sing in all his bearded, angelic-voiced glory. They came out quietly with no intro, and launched right into their set starting with “Pride”. They included few new songs such as “Deer”, but played more of their older material including “Everything to Nothing” and “Shake It Out”. They seemed to try to stick with their more powerful, upbeat songs. I could see why; their slower material would have probably not translated as well to such a large venue, and been lost on the crowd expecting a rock show. For an indie rock band from Atlanta, GA, they seemed to be winning in the battle of gaining the support of the pop-punk loving crowd.

My Chemical Romance was up next, and the crowd’s response to them was extraordinary. When the lights dimmed, the roar of the crowd was at the volume of deafening usually reserved for headliners. My Chemical Romance has been touring almost non-stop since the release in November 2010 of their most recent album, Danger Days: The True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys. Their set was fun in a glam-rock way, including the gimmick of huge colorful balloons that dropped onto the crowd for the crowd to bat around like beach balls. That is, until they reached the stage where a red-headed Gerard Way would pop them, showering the crowd with hunks of glitter. Their set focused more on their newest release, playing the tracks “House of Wolves”, and “Planetary (Go!)”. But they didn’t forget about the crowd pleasers “Helena”, and “I’m Not Okay”, which had the kids singing along.

By the time the time Blink 182 was to take the stage at 9:20, the Comcast Theater was utterly packed. Tailgating was over outside, though the drinking and festivities continued in the theater until the house lights went down. If I had thought the crowd’s reception to My Chemical Romance’s set had been enthusiastic, I was not prepared for the staggering volume of the crowd inside the venue as Blink began with “Feeling This”. Thankful for my earplugs, I couldn’t help but be swept away in waves of nostalgia as Blink 182 ran through what was essentially a greatest hits set. They did include four new songs that are off their forthcoming studio album, Neighborhoods, which is set for release on September 27. Their stage banter throughout the night was downright hysterical, starting out with the band renaming Hartford to “Hardford”, complete with hard-on jokes.

Tom fell on his ass during the second song of the night and Mark called him out, which rapidly deteriorated into dirty “your mom” jokes. It reminded me of listening to their live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show, which showcased their crude stage banter that they have been known for throughout their career. After nearly six albums and starting off in the 90’s, Blink 182 still manages to put on a great live show musically and be hilarious in an organic, unforced way.Manchester Orchestra and My Chemical Romance were great, but Blink 182’s headlining set tipped the scales to make the 10th
Honda Civic Tour the most enjoyable tour I’ve caught this summer.

15 Aug

Words and photos by Keeyahtay Lewis (

This year’s Honda Civic Tour features My Chemical Romance and Blink 182. To say that kids are excited for the return of Blink 182 would absolutely be an understatement. I was able to catch the Jones Beach tour stop on 8/7/11 with openers Alkaline Trio.

I think it is a bit difficult to open a show like this at 7 pm. The sun is still out, people are still trickling in, the lights aren’t up, it can’t be easy. But Alkaline Trio made the best of it. They had a short set packed with energy and some hits. This was my first time seeing them but I thought they sounded fantastic and did a great job of getting the audience ready for a night of killer music.

Next up were crowd favorites A Chemical Romance. They definitely came to rage. The energy was incredibly high, lazer lights were out, and the audience loved every second of it. The set was filled with hits and everyone sang along to every word. The band sounded tight and singer Gerard Way stalked the stage like he owned it.

Last up were the band that most people came to see. Chants of 1-8-2 rang out before they took the stage. When they came out everyone exploded. Blink 182 played like they were still 20 year olds making snotty punk music, and I mean that in a good way. Mark Hoppus bounced around the whole time and it didn’t look like he aged at all in the last 15 years. Drummer Travis Barker was furious on the kit and Tom Delonge sang like he had something to prove.

Being around as long as Blink has been around, every song was a hit. The band kept the banter going in between songs and it felt like 1999 all over again. All in all, it was a pretty great night for music. The rain came early, but no one let that stop them from having a great time.

04 Aug

This Friday, the Honda Civic Tour with Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance kicks off with a show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Thanks to the generous people at Fuse TV (home of Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus’s weekly TV show Hoppus on Music airing Fridays at 11P/10C), we’re able to offer you TWO tickets to the concert this Friday! We could just say “Here, take the tickets!” but no, you have to do a LITTLE bit of work.

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Good luck!

14 Jul

Multi-platinum superstars blink-182 are back with “Up All Night.” The trio’s first new song in eight years, “Up All Night” made its radio debut tonight (July 14) at 5:00 pm PST/8 pm EST on Los Angeles’ KROQ-FM (Listen to it here). “Up All Night,” the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album (title to be revealed shortly), is available for streaming on the band’s website

In August, blink-182 will hit the road with My Chemical Romance as part of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour, which will reach 38 U.S. cities. In addition, blink-182 will be touring throughout Canada. Details about all tour dates can be found on as well as the band’s web site.

With their energized pop-savvy sound, blink-182 spearheaded a new school punk scene. Since their 1994 full-length debut, blink-182 has sold over 11 million albums and filled arenas and stadiums both in the U.S. and worldwide. All six of their albums have been certified either gold or double platinum, with 1999’s Enema of the State selling more than 4 million copies. In 2005, blink-182 announced they were going on an indefinite hiatus. They came back together four years later and began work on their new album.

23 May

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the hottest acts in music across the country, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is proud to present the 2011 Honda Civic Tour featuring blink-182 and My Chemical Romance. The annual summer concert series is marking its deca-versary by bringing back blink-182, the inaugural artist from the first Honda Civic Tour in 2001, along with My Chemical Romance for a 40-plus date nationwide trek beginning on Friday, August 5. Support acts for the anniversary tour include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and Matt & Kim.

The Honda Civic Tour will offer tickets priced for maximum affordability for all fans, providing an awesome musical experience at an incredible value. Members of the blink-182 and My Chemical Romance fan clubs will have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets on Monday, June 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 10 at and Become a fan today and “like” the Honda Civic Tour Facebook profile to gain access to presale tickets on Wednesday, June 8 as well as tour updates, at

Since 2001, the Honda Civic Tour has provided over two million fans with an exclusive, interactive concert experience featuring up-close and personal access to their favorite bands, including Paramore, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Everclear, Incubus, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Maroon 5 and Panic at the Disco. This summer’s tour is expected to play to another 500,000 fans in total.

“It’s great to be going back out on the Honda Civic Tour,” said Mark Hoppus of blink-182. “We had a blast kicking off the tour ten years ago, and this summer we’ll be taking it to the next level with our friends My Chemical Romance.”

“We are looking forward to heading out on the road this summer with blink-182,” said Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. “The line-up for the Honda Civic Tour over the last decade has featured some great bands, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands. blink-182′s 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe and My Chemical Romance’s Honda CBR250R motorcycle will be on display at each tour stop.

2011 Honda Civic Tour

FRI August 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
SAT August 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
SUN August 7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ~
TUE August 9 Boston, MA Comcast Center *
THU August 11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
FRI August 12 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
SAT August 13 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion *
SUN August 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre *
FRI August 19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
SAT August 20 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
SUN August 21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
TUE August 23 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater *
THU September 1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater +
SAT September 3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater +
SUN September 4 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
WED September 7 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center ^

THU September 8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena ~
FRI September 9 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater ^
SAT September 10 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center ^

SUN September 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ^

TUE September 13 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ^
THU September 15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion ^
FRI September 16 Saratoga, NY SPAC ^
SAT September 17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center ^
SUN September 18 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ^

TUE September 20 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
WED September 21 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^

FRI September 23 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheater ^
SAT September 24 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^
MON September 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
TUE September 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
THU September 29 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents: The Pavilion ^

FRI September 30 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x
SAT October 1 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ^
SUN October 2 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
TUE October 4 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
WED October 5 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
FRI October 7 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
SAT October 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
SAT October 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^
(All dates subject to change – visit for updated information).

* with Manchester Orchestra
+ with Rancid
^ with Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
x no My Chemical Romance

Honda, blink-182 and My Chemical Romance have each engaged in programs in support of the victims of Japan’s Great East Japan Earthquake and massive Tsunami. Blink-182 recently introduced a limited-edition T-shirt at with 100% of profits benefiting relief efforts. My Chemical Romance created, a song available at all digital retailers, with band and label proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining the hottest in automotive technology with the hottest in music. The 2011 Honda Civic Tour is teaming up with non-profit sustainability partner Reverb to ensure a tour that supports the concert series’ dedicated environmental action plan. On-site concert innovations will also aim to encourage fans that it’s “easy to be green” by promoting simple, environmentally-friendly initiatives, games and education. blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Honda and Reverb will be raising awareness around the issues of single use plastics and water quality with non-profit partner Surfrider Foundation, all while engaging fans with fun, interactive exhibits.

About blink-182

With thirty-million-plus records sold worldwide, blink-182 is back in 2011 and ready to continue the musical journey that has thrilled legions of fans for nearly two decades. The band launched the inaugural Honda Civic Tour in 2001, during which they were riding on the success of their #1 album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Currently putting the finishing touches on their first new recording together since 2003, the group is actively pushing their musical boundaries, all while keeping a firm hold of the multi-platinum blink-182 sound that took them to the top in the first place. In addition to the Honda Civic Tour dates, blink-182 will play festivals and tour Canada:

TUE August 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre #
WED August 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #
THU August 25 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre @
FRI August 26 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre @
SAT August 27 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place @
SUN August 28 Calgary, AB Saddledome @
TUE August 30 Victoria, BC Save-On Foods Memorial Centre @
WED August 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena %
# with My Chemical Romance, Manchester Orchestra
@ with Rancid, Against Me!
% with My Chemical Romance, Rancid, Against Me!
About My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance released their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, on November 22nd, 2010. The album was #1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, while reaching #8 on the Billboard 200, in addition to being named one of Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Albums of 2010.” NME praised it as “the best rock record of the year,” while Alternative Press stated that “MCR have fully followed their own larger-than-life creative vision.” Danger Days was the follow-up to 2006′s The Black Parade, which shot to #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, sold more than 240,000 copies in its first week of release, and spawned four Modern Rock smash singles.