blink-182 dedicate “Aliens Exist” to Tom DeLonge at tour kickoff
At the stop in Hartford, CT last night, the band save a special shoutout before playing “Aliens Exist.”
“This song goes out to Tom, where ever he is,” Mark Hoppus says before starting the song.
In the performance, the band also skips the fan-known line that says “Tom has sex with guys.” That has now been omitted, so the shout out is now at the beginning. In case you don't know what we're talking about, you can see a video with the line included below.
You can check out the full video from the show below.
You can see other fan videos from the gig below as well.
As previously stated, the tour got off to a bit of a slow start. The tour was slated to kick off in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena on June 27. However, the band announced via Twitter that the show would have to be pushed back to Sept. 22 due to “unforeseen production delays.”
Neck Deep is currently supporting the two acts on the massive summer tour. Grab your tickets here and check out the dates below.
06/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour^
07/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/05 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
07/06 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
07/07 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
07/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
07/10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
07/14 – Quebec City, CA @ Festival d’été de Québec ^
07/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/06 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
09/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/22 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (rescheduled)
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^
* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date
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The list compiled by UMG now stretches to over 700 acts, grading them by letter grade to establish “priority assets.” Names under “A” include blink-182, Limp Bizkit and Weezer, among others.
While UMG refused to comment, many artists are lashing out against the lack of transparency.
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For once in a horrible way people believe me about the state of the music business which I would not wish on my worst enemy,” Love says. “Our culture has been devastated, meanwhile UMG is online with cookie recipes and pop, as if nothing happened. It’s so horrible.”Singer Sheryl Crow reacted on Twitter, accusing UMG of covering up the true loss of the fire.
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