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After Oakland fire, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus urges artists to think about safety

December 04 2016, 6:02 PM EST By Lindy Smith


Following the tragic fire in Oakland at the Golden Donna's show, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has spoken out about fire safety at underground music shows (via TMZ).

Read more: Nine dead after fire breaks out at Golden Donna’s Oakland show - UPDATED

"It's really awful when things like this happen," Hoppus says. "When you put on a show you have to make sure people are safe...that's number one—all away across the board."

He goes on to mention that when Blink-182 were just starting out, they didn't think twice about safety in the places they were performing.

"Sadly, when we were very first starting off, I don't even think we thought about stuff like that," Hoppus says. "When you put on a show you gotta make sure that you do the right stuff and do it the right way."

Watch the video below.

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