If you were wondering if the embattled blink-182 would perform a warm-up gig prior to its March 22 headlining performance at the 8th annual MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival in Orange County, wonder no more.
The Poway-bred punk-pop trio announced Tuesday morning that it will play March 20 at SOMA, the all-ages San Diego venue where the young band built a loyal following in the 1990s before becoming a national, and then international, phenomenon.
This will be blink’s first announced performance since bassist-singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker announced in late January that guitarist-singer Tom DeLonge had left the band and that Alkaline Trio guitarist-singer Matt Skiba would be subbing for DeLonge at blink’s March 22 MUSINK show. DeLonge denied he had quit blink, which led to a series of increasingly testy charges and counter-charges between him, Hoppus and Barker.
Tickets for blink’s SOMA show, which is sure to sell out in a near-instant, go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Tickets are priced at $50 each, plus service charges, which brings the total to $61.65 per ticket. All tickets are standing-room-only, general admission.
This won’t be the first time Hoppus and Barker have performed at SOMA without DeLonge. incidentally. In 2006, the two played a SOMA date with (+44), the four-man band they launched after blink-182 publicly split up for the first time.
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