UPDATE: MAY 6, 2019, 12:06 P.M. EST
blink-182 and Lil Wayne confirmed the tour with a short mashup of “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli.” Check it out below. General on-sale begins Friday at 12 p.m. local time here.
Stoked to announce our summer tour with @LilTunechi and special guest @NeckDeepuk! Pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am. Tix available everywhere Friday. #blink182 #lilwayne https://t.co/t8U2rGFXyi pic.twitter.com/sdXYb5BHv2
— blink-182 (@blink182) May 6, 2019
Neck Deep also shared the tour, explaining how monumental of a moment it is for them.
“This is really, truly a thing that is happening. Never thought we’d get to say this: WE ARE DOING AN ARENA TOUR IN THE U.S ALL SUMMER LONG WITH @blink182 & @LilTunechi Tickets & info: http://smarturl.it/blink182tour
Blink is one of THE reasons that we got into alternative music and that our band even exists, so to say this is a dream come true is understatement to the max….”
Blink is one of THE reasons that we got into alternative music and that our band even exists, so to say this is a dream come true is understatement to the max….
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) May 6, 2019
Frontman Ben Barlow also shared a statement in a press release.
“Being on this tour with Blink is nothing less than a dream come true,” he says. “They were the first band I fell in love with. I’ve seen them live multiple times and been wrapped up in the madness of the crowd. To now be on the other side of that, playing to that crowd… it’s just surreal. This is an opportunity we’ve always dreamed of and we’re gonna take it by the horns and make the most of every moment. We may have something special up our sleeves for this tour so keep an eye out for that, and we will see you on the road!”
ORIGINAL STORY: MAY 6, 2019, 10:55 A.M. EST
We’re quickly approaching the summer months, and as a result, we’ve been watching and waiting (and commiserating) for any blink-182 news.
It looks like the band have finally announced a summer run as venues on the run began dropping information. While many may be surprised by the lineup, Reddit users already had it figured out earlier this week. However, we now have confirmation of an epic tour with blink, Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.
A couple of days ago, Travis Barker shared a photo of a December 2006 Complex magazine cover where he posed alongside Lil Wayne. He shared it with the caption, “This throwback 👀 @complex @liltunechi.”
The post was all Reddit needed to self-confirm an already speculated tour. As if that wasn’t enough, the side-eye emoji that first appeared on Barker’s post began popping up everywhere, and blink wiped their Instagram clean.
Now, venues and local outlets along the run began posting their individual dates.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Live Nation Concerts Presents blink-182 & Lil Wayne on 7/21On sale Fri, 5/10 at 10am🎟️: bit.ly/BlinkWayneMPP
Blink-182, Lil Wayne coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre https://t.co/Yn2FGOHqjO
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) May 6, 2019
blink-182 and Lil Wayne… YES…. BLINK 182 AND LIL WAYNE are coming to perform at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in August! Get the details + Enter to win tickets here 🙌 | https://t.co/jwcGd7diJl pic.twitter.com/ABvQk4tru9
— ALT 949 (@alt949radio) May 6, 2019
— Justin George (@NotJustinGeorge) May 6, 2019
Presale tickets on Ticketmaster for blink-182 & Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/LJYTrWVUvZ
— Blink-182 Podcast (@blink180dudes) May 6, 2019
At jiffy lube live, it's a Thursday:/ but tickets go on sale in a few days! https://t.co/4CEWnRFPIG
— _Michelle_ (@meeeshh12) May 6, 2019
Ticketmaster also started posting dates including Bangor, Maine. A screenshot of Live Nation’s press release has also surfaced, stating tickets go on sale this week.
— jordanosaur (@JEichenblatt) May 6, 2019
An ad mat is also making the rounds, which you can see below.
No word if this is official or not but it is looking like it might have some validity to it. A blink 182 tour with Lil Wayne & Neck Deep. pic.twitter.com/lauD6g0Cx5
— Blink-182 Podcast (@blink180dudes) May 6, 2019
With the hope of new music and the promise of a new album this summer, this tour just makes it even more epic.
The new dates join their already busy festival season, which includes a confirmed appearance at Warped Tour‘s 25th anniversary stop in Atlantic City (for which more tickets were just released). They also promised a return to Riot Fest this year after having to cancel last year’s set.
The band will also be hitting Good Morning America July 19 for a live performance.
— blink-182 (@blink182) May 3, 2019
As reported by venues, tickets go on sale this Friday, May 10 here. Check out the full list of dates below.
06/27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
06/29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
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 Pavillion
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 Pavillion
07/14 – Festival d’été de Québec ^
07/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre
07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Ampitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater
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 Ampitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre
09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
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 Ampitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^
* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date