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Blink-182 Summer Tour
Tour by Blink-182
Locations United States, Canada, Europe
Start date July 23, 2009
End date TBA
Legs 1
Shows 55
Blink-182 tour chronology
DollaBill Tour
(2003–2004)
Blink-182 Summer Tour
(2009-2010)

The Blink-182 Summer Tour is a concert tour by the punk rock band Blink-182. It was the band's first tour together in over 4 years. The tour ran from July 23, 2009 until October 12, 2009, in North America and will run from August 10, 2010 until September 4, 2010 in Europe, although there are some other dates to announce yet.

Blink-182 announced the tour dates dates on May 15, 2009. The band also announced that tickets would be at least $20, these are mainly lawn seating at amphitheaters. The $20 ticket price includes fees and taxes, as well as free parking at the concert. The band was supported on the tour by a variety of high-profile acts including Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, The All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Valencia, Motion City Soundtrack, Planet Smashers, The Academy Is... Chester French, Mickey Avalon, The Aquabats and Asher Roth.[1]

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History

After tensions between the band members arose in 2004, a planned tour was cancelled and on February 22, 2005, after much tension, their band manager called Hoppus and Barker to tell them that DeLonge had quit the band.[2] Thus began an almost four year hiatus.

The members went their separate ways. DeLonge formed a new band, Angels & Airwaves, which released two albums and a DVD, entitled Start the Machine, chronicling the final days of Blink-182 and the genesis of Angels & Airwaves. Hoppus and Barker formed a new project +44, which released one album in 2006. The new +44 album was still in pre-production.

At the 51st Grammy Awards ceremony on February 8, 2009, all three members of the band appeared onstage for the first time since December 2004.[3] Barker announced the band's reformation, stating that "we used to play music together, and we decided we're going to play music together again," with Hoppus adding, "Blink-182 is back!" A message appearing on the band's website the same day confirmed the reformation and added that the band was in the studio writing and recording a new album and preparing for a world tour.[3] The band also updated their "smiley face" logo to feature six arrows instead of the previous five. After the on-stage announcement many fans began to speculate on Travis Barker's arm being in a sling. An MTV article released on February 10 claimed that Barker had recently undergone surgery to repair "extensive nerve damage," from which a recovery could take up to ten weeks. This will not affect the tour, which started in the summer of 2009.[4]

On February 16, DeLonge confirmed that Blink-182 would be touring in "a big event" this summer. DeLonge went on to note that his commitments with Angels & Airwaves would be held off and the band would release a new album coupled with a feature film in 2010. DeLonge stated that the new Blink-182 record would be a fusion of all his previous works, including Box Car Racer and Angels & Airwaves.[5]

As a surprise to fans, the band played their first live performance since 2004 at the T-Mobile launch for the new Sidekick at the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California on May 14, 2009.[6]. In addition to the performance, the band made their first television appearance since the 2005 break up; they played "The Rock Show" on May 18 and also performed "All the Small Things" on May 19, both on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In an interview with MTV, Hoppus stated that he plans to do a European tour in 2010.[citation needed]

Since the tour is now over, the band now plans to head back into the studios and start working on their new album.[1] The band also mentioned that they had a blast on their twitters.[2][3]

Personnel

Tour Dates

The dates for the North American leg of the tour were announced in May 2009.[7][8] The dates for the European leg were first announced in December 2009 and later were updated in February 2010. There are more dates to announce yet.

Left to right: Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge and Travis Barker at the T-Mobile launch for the new Sidekick on May 14, 2009
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North America 2009

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
July 23 Las Vegas United States The Joint Motion City Soundtrack, Valencia
July 24 Motion City Soundtrack, Chester French, Bobby Light
July 28 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place The All-American Rejects, Chester French
July 30 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects
July 31 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 1 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
August 2 Winnipeg MTS Centre
August 4 Milwaukee United States Marcus Amphitheatre Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Chester French
August 6 Mansfield Comcast Center
August 7 Montreal Canada Bell Centre Fall Out Boy, Planet Smashers
August 8 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre Fall Out Boy, illScarlett, Chester French
August 9 Wantagh United States Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Chester French
August 12 Hershey Hershey Park Pavilion
August 13 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 14 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 15 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 16 Council Bluffs WestFair Amphitheatre
August 18 Saint Paul Xcel Center
August 20 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 21 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 22 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Center
August 23 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French
August 25 Wantagh United States Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
August 26 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 27 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
August 29 Hartford Comcast Theatre
August 30 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009 Virgin Mobile FreeFest
August 31 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French
September 4 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheatre
September 6 Greenwood Village Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
September 7 Orem McKay Events Center Taking Back Sunday, Chester French
September 9 Portland Memorial Coliseum
September 10 Auburn White River Amphitheatre Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French
September 12 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 13 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 14 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth
September 16 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 17 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 18 Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Chester French
September 19 Tempe Tempe Beach Amphitheatre Fall Out Boy
September 21 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Asher Roth
September 23 Dallas SuperPages.com Center
September 24 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 26 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
September 27 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
September 28 Pelham Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 29 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is...
September 30 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center Fall Out Boy, Asher Roth
October 2 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 3 Atlantic City Borgata Asher Roth
October 4 New York City Madison Square Garden Fall Out Boy, Asher Roth
October 6 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Asher Roth, Valencia
October 7 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
October 10 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium The Aquabats
October 12 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl

Europe 2010

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
August 20 Biddinghuizen Netherlands TBA Lowlands Festival
August 21 Ludinghausen Germany Area 4 Festival
August 22 Hohenfelden Highfield Festival
August 24 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle TBA
August 25 Chiemsee TBA
September 3 Wiesen Austria 2 Days a Week Festival
September 4 Bologna Italy I-Day Festival

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