Multi-platinum selling band Blink-182 was one of the leading bands on the early pop-punk scene in the late 1990s. Three of the band’s four major label records positioned within the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and helped earn the band an international audience.
In 2005, the band members announced the beginning of an indefinite hiatus for Blink-182. However, four years later in February 2009, the three reunited on stage at the Grammy Awards and announced plans for a new album and tour. During the band’s hiatus, guitarist Tom DeLonge, bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker all pursued various solo projects.
In September 2008, Barker was returning from a concert with collaborator DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) when the pair’s Learjet crashed shortly after take-off, killing two of Barker’s close friends as well as the pilot and co-pilot. Barker and Goldstein suffered from severe burns, though doctors projected both would fully recover after rehabilitation.
Green Day and Blink 182 have been announced as the top-billed acts for the 2023 edition of the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas, announced this week. The festival, which will see its first-ever edition later this month, saw a near-immediate sellout when its first date was... Read more
Six postponed performances at Mikwaukee’s popular Summerfest have been rescheduled for 2021, organizers announced this week. Khalid, Luke Bryan, Blink-182, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews Band, and Halsey have already been rescheduled at American Family Insurance Amphitheater, with Guns N’ Roses and Justin Bieber dates awaiting further news. Sam Hunt’s... Read more
North America’s second largest music festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, has revealed its massive 2020 lineup. The recently reunited Rage Against The Machine will headline the event, as well as the rockers of blink-182 and powerhouse Alanis Morissette. The National, King Crimson, Garbage, Tash Saltana, Dashboard Confessional, Sharon Van Etten, and... Read more
Firefly Music Festival announced its 2020 lineup, featuring headlining performances from rock icons Rage Against The Machine, rising phenom Billie Eilish, and popstar Halsey. The festival, set to take place from June 18 to 21 in The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, will also feature performances from notable acts like... Read more
Tattoo and music enthusiasts will join forces next summer for Ohio’s annual Inkcarceration with headlining performances from rock icons. The annual music and tattoo festival will hold its 2020 event at the haunted Ohio State Reformatory from July 10 to 12 in Mansfield. The former prison, which is best-known... Read more
Some of the hottest names in alternative rock music are hitting the stage next year for iHeartRadio’s annual ALTer EGO. The concert is set to take place on January 18, 2020, and will feature A-list stars alt-pop Billie Eilish, indie-rockers of The Black Keys, punk-rock group blink-182, and the... Read more
Lil Wayne’s tour with blink-182 hasn’t gone exactly as planned. Earlier this summer, Lil Wayne walked off the stage in Virginia and threatened to cancel his spot on the tour, claiming that the crowd was “too small” for him to play. Then, he called-off his performance in Tampa last-minute... Read more
blink-182, who are currently on a co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne, officially cancelled their show in Columbus that had been rescheduled from June. Originally, the group was supposed to perform at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on June 27 as their first stop on tour. However, the gig... Read more
blink-182 were slated to perform in El Paso with Neck Deep last night on their summer tour, but they had to postpone the show following a mass shooting. On Saturday, a man began to open fire with an AK-style semiautomatic rifle at a Walmart Supercenter, killing 20 people and... Read more
Lil Wayne is currently co-headlining a tour with blink-182, but ahead of his set on Friday, the 36-year-old rapper called-off his performance due to illness. The gig was slated to take place at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. He told fans just a few hours before... Read more