Blink-182 have had quite a year. From releasing their first album since 2011’s Neighborhoods to hitting the road with every pop-punk fan’s ideal lineup, the trio had some pretty epic moments in 2016 thus far. Head below for a recap of some of the best.
Feb. 15: Travis Barker performs at the Grammys
Barker kept the beat for a star-studded performance of “Bad Man” with Pitbull, Robin Thicke and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The group also met up the following day to perform again on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
April 27: “Bored To Death” premieres on KROQ
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Aka one of the best tours of the year. The band announced the tour at a karaoke bash where they challenged their friends and supporting acts to cover some of their hits.
here’s a photo from when twenty-one pilots invited callum from 5sos to join them onstage during an encore. pic.twitter.com/lA66pnQpfW
— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) May 13, 2016
Mark keeps out-dad-ing me and honestly I just came here to have a good time
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) May 13, 2016
After changing his display name to Gerard Way, Hoppus posted several photos with dad-worthy jokes as captions. Way chimed in with his approval, leaving Hoppus’ string of funny posts to live in infamy.
May 17: 10-hour loop of “Built This Pool” surfaces
The band posted another snippet of the album in the form of a 10-hour loop. Because why listen to 15 seconds once when you can listen to it back to back…to back?
June 4: They played at the X Games
They hit the stage in Austin and even updated the lyrics to “The Rock Show” for the event.
June 8: Barker premieres “Rabbit Hole” at Apple Music
The drummer chatted on-air and dropped the track as the next taste of California.
June 20: The “Bored To Death” video is released
At this point, they performed “Brohemian Rhapsody” at KROQ’s Weenie Roast and streamed “Rabbit Hole” and “Built This Pool,” so releasing a video for the first single definitely helped in upping the anticipation for California.
July 1: California drops, and the band celebrate with a live performance
They performed “Bored To Death” and a couple classics on Good Morning America’s Central Park stage.
July 7: Mumford & Sons “cover” Blink
The pop-punk trio walked in on quite an interesting take on one of their newest tracks.
July 9: They became the subject of a meme
Thanks, ’90s nostalgia.