Reunion tour announced by blink-182 with stop in San Diego in 2023
Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge co-founded blink-182 in Poway in 1992 with the band’s original drummer, Scott Traynor.
What’s their age again? Tom DeLonge is rejoining blink-182 for a world tour that comes seven years after he was was replaced in the San Diego-bred punk-pop band in 2015.
The tour next year reunites guitarist-singer DeLonge, 46, with bassist-singer Mark Hoppus, 50, and drummer Travis Barker, 46. It opens March 11 in Mexico at the Imperial GNP Festival at Parque Morelos in Tijuana. The U.S. leg kicks off May 4 in Minnesota at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center and concludes July 16 in Tennessee at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
In between come two Southern California dates: June 16 at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium and June 20 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena. The band will also perform two other California dates: June 22 at San Jose’s SAP Center and June 23 at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center. All of the tour dates appear below.
“Edging,” a new single by the band, will be released Friday. It is being billed as the first new recording by Hoppus, DeLonge and Barker in a decade.
Ticket prices for blink-182’s San Diego concert next June range from $39.50 to $169.50, plus service fees. On-sale information for the entire tour appears later in this article.
Hoppus and DeLonge co-founded blink-182 in Poway in 1992 with the band’s original drummer, Scott Traynor. Barker replaced Traynor in 1998. The band achieved international stardom with its subsequent album, 1999’s “Enema of the State,” which featured “All the Small Things,” “What’s My Age Again?” and other songs that quickly became fan favorites.
The trio split up in 2005, then reunited in 2009 after Barker was one of two survivors in a plane crash that killed four other people.
In January 2015, Hoppus and Barker announced that DeLonge had left the band. DeLonge to issue a statement denying he had quit the group and stressing he had no intention of doing so.
But no matter.
In the last week of January 2015, Hoppus and Barker announced their first show with DeLonge’s replacement, which they initially billed as “blink-182, with Matt Skiba.” The revamped trio released its first recording with Skiba, “Bored to Death,” in April 2016.
With Skiba on board, blink-182 then released two albums, 2016’s Grammy-nominated “California” and 2019’s “Nine.” DeLonge, meanwhile, released his first solo album in 2015, followed last year by the latest album by Angels & Airwaves, the band he founded in 2005 while blink-182 was on its four-year hiatus.
DeLonge also co-wrote four books through his To The Stars Academy that focused on his interest in extra-terrestrial lifeforms and UFOs. In May of this year, he released the first preview for “Monsters of California,” his directorial film debut.
The co-founder of the band blink-182 and founder of Angels & Airwaves has completed his first feature film
After six years of estrangement, DeLonge and Hoppus renewed their friendship last year after DeLonge learned Hoppus was being treated for B-cell lymphoma. Hoppus concluded his treatment for the disease last year and returned to the stage for a Halloween gig with Barker and musical pal Kevin Gruft of the band Escape the Fate.
Hoppus is now working on his memoir, which will focus on his years in blink-182 and his battle against lymphoma. This year, he attended Barker’s May wedding to Kourtney Kardashian.
Tickets for blink-182’s tour next year will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. at blink182.com. The band will hold a pre-sale on its website from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, will hold an online pre-sale from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday. The password for the pre-sale is: PUMPKIN. A Spotify online pre-sale will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Latin American tour dates
+ = With opening act Wallows
March 14: Estadio San Marcos, Lima, Peru
March 17-19: Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 17-19: Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
March 21-22: Venue to be announced, Asuncion, Paraguay
March 23-26: Estereo Picnic, Bogotá, Colombia
March 24-26: Lollapalooza Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
March 28: Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, MX
April 1-2: Venue To be announced, – Monterrey, MX
North American tour dates
* = With opening act Turnstile
May 4 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
May 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center*
May 9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*
May 11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
May 12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
May 16 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena*
May 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
May 20 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena*
May 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*
May 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*
May 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
May 26 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena*
May 27 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
June 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center*
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium*
June 20 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*
June 22 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center*
June 23 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*
June 25 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
June 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*
June 39 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*
June 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*
July 3 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
July 5 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
July 7 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*
July 8 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center*
July 10 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*
July 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena*
July 13 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*
July 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
European tour dates
^ = With opening act The Story So Far
Sept. 2 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro^
Sept. 4 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena^
Sept. 5 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^
Sept. 8 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis^
Sept. 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena^
Sept. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena^
Sept. 13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena^
Sept. 14 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum^
Sept. 16 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena^
Sept. 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena^
Sept. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena^
Sept. 20 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle^
Oct. 2– Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena^
Oct. 3 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre^
Oct. 4 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi^
Oct. 6 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena^
Oct. 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
Oct. 9 – Paris, France – Accor Arena^
Oct. 11 – London, UK – The O2^
Oct. 14 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena^
Oct. 15 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena^
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
Australia/New Zealand tour dates
! = With opening act Rise Against
Feb. 9 – Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena!
Feb. 11 – Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre!
Feb. 13 – Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena!
Feb. 16 – Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena!
Feb. 19 – Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre!
Feb. 23 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena!
Feb. 26 – Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Arena!
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