Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
This past week, Blink-182 announced the deadline date for completing their upcoming album. According to an interview done with MTV.com, Mark Hoppus, the band’s frontman and bass player, confirmed that the album will be done no later than July 31 of this year.Yes fans, this year.
"We absolutely have to turn the record in by July 31 — that's the rule," Hoppus said when asked about the deadline.
The band has been in the studio for the past few months in between Tom Delonge touring with his other band Angels and Airwaves, Travis Barker touring for his new solo album Give The Drummer Some, which released in mid-March, and Hoppus flying back and forth from New York to do his FuseTV television show “Hoppus on Music.”
Even through their busy family lives and “work” schedules, the trio has been able to post several updates from the studio, including Hoppus leaking pictures of possible lyrics for the upcoming album on his Facebook page. When asked about how far the band is along with their recording, Barker estimated that the album is over 70% done.
The main rush to finish the album by that date is now mainly due to their upcoming tour they have signed onto. Blink-182 has planned a 40-plus date trek across the U.S. on the Honda Civic Tour with co-headliners My Chemical Romance. The tour came into fruition when Delonge went to see a My Chemical Romance show in his hometown of San Diego and met up with Frank Iero, guitarist of MCR, and asked them if they would tour with Blink in the upcoming year.
This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Honda Civic Tour, which Blink-182 actually inaugurated back in 2001, touring with Sum 41 and Alkaline Trio. Fans, mark your calendars for a tentative release date and check out a tour date near year.
As the boys in Blink say, this is the year of the rabbit.
- Friday 5th August 2011 @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
- Saturday 6th August 2011 @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York State
- Sunday 7th August 2011@ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York State
- Tuesday 9th August 2011@ Comcast Center, Boston, Massachusetts
- Thursday 11th August 2011 @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York State
- Friday 12th August 2011 @ Jiffy Lube Live, Washington, District of Columbia
- Saturday 13th August 2011 @ Hershey Park Pavilion, Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Sunday 14th August 2011 @ The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Colorado
- Friday 19th August 2011 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
- Saturday 20th August 2011 @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
- Sunday 21st August 2011 @ Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Tuesday 23rd August 2011 @ Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Thursday 1st September 2011 @ White River Amphitheater, Seattle, Washington
- Saturday 3rd September 2011 @ USANA Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Sunday 4th September 2011 @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Denver, Colorado
- Wednesday 7th September 2011 @ Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Thursday 8th September 2011 @ Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
- Friday 9th September 2011 @ Sandstone Amphitheater, Kansas City, Missouri
- Saturday 10th September 2011 @ Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Sunday 11th September 2011 @ DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
- Tuesday 13th September 2011 @ Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio
- Thursday 15th September 2011 @ First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Friday 16th September 2011 @ SPAC, Saratoga, New York
- Saturday 17th September 2011 @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Sunday 18th September 2011 @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Tuesday 20th September 2011 @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Wednesday 21st September 2011 @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia
- Friday 23rd September 2011 @ Cruzan Amphitheater, Miami, Florida
- Saturday 24th September 2011 @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
- Monday 26th September 2011 @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, Texas
- Tuesday 27th September 2011 @ Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
- Thursday 29th September 2011 @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents: The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Friday 30th September 2011 @ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatrex, Phoenix, Arizona – My Chemical Romance will not play this date
- Saturday 1st October 2011 @ Honda Center, Anaheim, California
- Sunday 2nd October 2011 @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California
- Tuesday 4th October 2011 @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, Concord, California
- Wednesday 5th October 2011 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco, California
- Friday 7th October 2011 @ Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Saturday 8th October 2011 @ Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
- Saturday 15th October 2011 @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA