Blink-182 Tour 2019: Blink-182 is a punk rock band originating in the suburban area near San Diego, California. The original lineup was centered around Ton Delonge (guitar, vocals), Mark Hoppus (bass, vocals), and Scott Raynor (drums). Their first demo album – Flyswatter – was recorded live in Raynor’s bedroom on a four-track tape without any mixing or mastering. There were only about 50 poor quality copies. A year later, another demo album (Buddha) was released. The band debuted with Cheshire Cat recorded at Grilled Cheese Records in 1995, featuring some tracks from Buddha. The band’s popularity began to soar in 1997 following the release of Dude Ranch, which went platinum in 1998. The band signed a contract with MCA, and Enema of the State hit the music market in 1999. The album is shot through with the young Blink-182’s signature toilet humor. After topping the rock chart in 2005, the band stopped concerting and touring and disappeared to reunite in 2009 only. That year, the band went on a tour around North America, sharing it with Flat Out Boy and Weezer. After the 2012 European tour, the band terminated its contract with Interscope Records and came up with Dogs Eating Dogs album – a fully self-produced product. In July 2016, with Matt Skiba joining the band after Delonge’s departure, the band climbed the Billboard chart and went on another tour around North America.
The band’s style encompasses a number of punk and other factions, such as pop punk, hardcore punk, skate punk, punk rock, alternative, etc. Known for its toilet humor, the band gradually switched to lyricism reflecting the hardships of social life. Most likely, it was inspired by the plane crash, which all but claimed Travis Barker, the drummer, and the passing away of producer Jerry Finn.
Right now, the band is prepping for a tour around the United States. It will continue from September 12 through September 25. The band is going to hit stages in Moorhead, Chicago, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Ontario (Canada), Uncasville, Atlantic City, Bethlehem, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs. The band is getting support from State Champs. Tickets are selling very well, and prices vary from $40 to $170.The tour kicks off after a little delay, as Travis Barker, the drummer, suffered a blood clot issue and had to undergo treatment. As he was receiving it, he’d keep his fans informed on his state and cheer them up, assuring them that the tour would be just fine.
- Blink-182 is an American pop punk rock band from San Diego, California in 1992. The group has consisted of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Scott Raynor. The group has sold over 35 million albums worldwide.Blink-182 came to prominence in the early 90s punk scene in California where their energetic shows made them a hit with crowds. The group was signed to independent label Cargo Records where they released their debut album “Cheshire Cat”. While the album was not commercially successful, it picked up a lot of buzz and is considered an iconic pop punk album of the time.The buzz generated by this first album caused a bidding war between multiple mainstream labels and the band eventually signed with MCA. Drummer Scott Raynor’s disagreement with this decision contributed to his drifting from the band and he was eventually fired in 1998 and replaced by Travis Barker.With the new record label and new line up settled, Blink-182 released “Enema of the State” in 1999 and quickly rose to fame with singles “Adam’s Song”, “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?” all receiving regular airtime on MTV. The album was the band’s most successful release to date and went to number 9 on the US Billboard chart.The stress of constant touring and promotion as well as differences about where the band should go with their next album boiled to a head and caused the band to go on an indefinite hiatus in 2005. After Travis Barker was involved in a serious plane crash, the group reunited in 2008 and went on to start work on their sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods”, which was released in 2011 and charted at number 2 in the US.Blink-182 has cited The Ramones, The Cure and The Vandals, amongst others, as influences for their music, but the reality is that Blink-182 are massive influencers and inspirations for musicians all around the world. The band inspired the second wave of pop punk music in the new millennium and also single-handedly bought this music into the mainstream. For this reason, their music will certainly live on for generations.