Rejoice, pop-punk diehards of the northwest, for it was revealed that Blink-182 will be returning to the touring circuit, alongside A Day to Remember and All-American Rejects, whose tour will include a stop in Seattle at KeyArena on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Blink-182, the punk pop favorites of a generation, have returned with their seventh studio album, California, set for release July 1, 2016 on BMG. Very recently, the band premiered their brand new single, “Bored To Death,” on the world famous KROQ radio station in Los Angeles, where they also revealed details behind their massive North American summer tour. The single has since found its way onto most major alternative and commercial rock radio stations across the nation, including our own 107.7 The End.
“Bored to Death” is the first new music we’ve heard from Blink since the release of the band’s Dogs Eating Dogs EP in 2012. It’s also the first time fans will hear music that was written with Matt Skiba. The song is also the first track the band has released since key member Tom DeLonge peaced-out early last year. Though the song definitely has a different tone and instrumental feel that Blink fans may not necessarily expect from them (not to mention the lack of DeLonge’s trademark vocals), it still has that pop-punk edge to it.
The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will kick off on Friday, July 22 in San Diego, Cali. at the Viejas Arena and take the band to nearly 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, including stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, and more. A Day to Remember will join the tour as special guests on all dates, while All-American Rejects will join on all Pacific Northwest dates.
Citi card members will have access to presale tickets on select dates beginning Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets on sale to the general public starting on Friday, May 6 at www.livenation.com. We’d definitely recommend getting to these ones as soon as possible; given the demand for Blink-182 live dates over the years, this one will likely sell out very quickly.