blink-182 Announce Summer Tour

In addition to the hit-filled headlining blink-182 set, the tour will feature a full package of support acts such as Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Panic At The Disco, All American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth. The band chose to feature support acts that were mutual friends, along with some exciting new artists.

With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, blink-182 is widely considered one of the best punk rock bands of all time. Formed in the San Diego suburbs in 1993, the band found international fame, multi-platinum albums and massive radio airplay success before breaking up in 2004. Although each member went on to their own successful projects, personal events and natural chemistry brought them back together. In what each of the band members describe as nothing short of fate, they have newfound inspiration and creativity together, and are working to create the summer’s best rock show. Known for connecting with their fans, blink-182 is out to prove that after five years apart, they can still deliver a massive show and this will be the highlight of the summer touring season.

This summer, blink-182 is vowing to give fans the best value for their dollar. As the tour primarily stops at Live Nation amphitheaters, the band has taken the extraordinary step of making lawn tickets available at $20 including all fees while supplies last. NO charge for parking, ticketing fees, no tax, No nothing… You got a 20 dollar bill and you’re on the lawn and in the show.

“We can’t wait to get out on tour this summer. After a four year break, we’re ready to get out on the road and play what we hope will be the most amazing tour of the season. The lineup is awesome. We’ve got an ever-changing roster of bands, from the most established and successful names in rock and roll, to the hottest up and coming artists on the scene. For production, we’re putting together the most ambitious stage show of our career. Working with Martin Phillips (stage designer for Daft Punk, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, etc), you can expect the most ridiculous display of lights and images we can imagine. And the best part is that we’re bringing all of this together for one of the lowest-priced tours of the summer. We’ve worked very hard with the promoters to make possible something that has never been done by any major touring act. 20 dollar tickets. 20 dollars gets you into the blink-182 tour this summer. No hidden fees, no parking fees, no extras, no processing charge. 20 dollars and you’re at the show. Good Times!” said blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus.

“blink-182 has made a career out of outrageous behavior,” said Live Nation’s, Jason Garner, “so it’s fitting that they are breaking the rules again creating such a huge show at an incredibly low price. It will be a can’t miss event.”

“Ever since I heard ‘dude ranch’ I knew I wanted to meet blink-182. They basically were saying and doing everything I wanted to, only in smarter and funnier ways. To have the chance to join them on tour has always been a dream for our band. We thought we probably would never have the chance. It’s good for music that blink-182 is making noise again. I’m really happy to be able to see it from such a close point of view,” said Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.

Keep an eye out for details about how to experience a special Blink 182 concert coming soon through an unprecedented technology that will bring the band to fans like nothing ever before. Curious about the venue? Craving a ticket? Stay tuned for more to come on how to get in on this first-of-its-kind Blink performance, taking place before the nationwide tour kicks-off.

The tour is presented by the new T-Mobile Sidekick LX. This summer, T-Mobile will support blink-182 and the tour with a national promotion and also implement programming in top U.S. markets that the band is scheduled to hit. Additional details on the tour and promotion will be available later this summer at

State Farm is also excited to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Blink 182 tour. This sponsorship will allow State Farm to connect and engage blink-182 fans on site and online through exciting consumer promotions and give-aways.

  blink-182 TOUR SCHEDULE
  ** Check local listings for on-sale dates and additional details

        DATE  CITY                    VENUE
  FRI   7/24  Las Vegas, NV           The Joint
  TUES  7/28  Vancouver, BC           GM Place
  THU   7/30  Calgary, AB             Saddledome
  FRI   7/31  Edmonton, AB            Rexall Place
  SAT   8/1   Saskatoon, SK           Credit Union Center
  SUN   8/2   Winnipeg, MB            MTS Centre
  TUES  8/4   Milwaukee, WI           Marcus Amphitheater
  THU   8/6   Boston, MA              Comcast Center
  FRI   8/7   Quebec City, QC         Colisee Pepsi
  SAT   8/8   Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
  SUN   8/9   Wantagh, NY             Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
  WED   8/12  Hershey, PA             The Star Pavilion
  THU   8/13  Cincinnati, OH          Riverbend Music Center
  FRI   8/14  Pittsburgh, PA          Post Gazette Pavilion
  SAT   8/15  Chicago, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  SUN   8/16  Omaha, NE               Westfair Amphitheater
  TUE   8/18  Minneapolis, MN         Xcel Energy Center
  THU   8/20  Indianapolis, IN        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  FRI   8/21  Buffalo, NY             Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
  SAT   8/22  Detroit, MI             DTE Energy Music Theatre
  SUN   8/23  Toronto, ON             Molson Amphitheater
  TUE   8/25  Holmdel, NJ             PNC Bank Arts Center
  THU   8/27  Saratoga, NY            Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  FRI   8/28  Camden, PA              Susquehanna Bank Center
  SAT   8/29  Hartford, CT            New England Dodge Music Center
  SUN   8/30  Washington DC           TBD
  MON   8/31  Wantagh, NY             Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
  WED   9/2   Cleveland, OH           Blossom Music Center
  THU   9/3   St. Louis, MO           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  FRI   9/4   Kansas City, KS         Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
  SUN   9/6   Denver, CO              Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
  MON   9/7   Salt Lake City, UT      David O. McKay Events Center
  THU   9/10  Seattle, WA             White River Amphitheater
  SAT   9/12  Sacramento, CA          Sleep Train Amphitheater
  SUN   9/13  San Francisco, CA       Shoreline Amphitheater
  MON   9/14  Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl
  WED   9/16  San Diego, CA           Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  THU   9/17  Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  SAT   9/19  Phoenix, AZ             Tempe Beach Park
  MON   9/21  Albuquerque, NM         Journal Pavilion
  WED   9/23  Dallas, TX              Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  THU   9/24  Houston, TX    Center
  SAT   9/26  West Palm Beach, FL     Cruzan Amphitheater
  SUN   9/27  Tampa, FL               Ford Amphitheater
  TUE   9/29  Atlanta, GA             Lakewood Amphitheater
  THU   10/1  Charlotte, NC           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  FRI   10/2  Virginia Beach, VA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  SAT   10/3  Atlantic City, NJ       Borgata Events Center

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