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After long anticipation, Mark Hoppus finally joined Neck Deep to perform “December (Again)” during one of their sets opening for blink-182 and Lil Wayne. 

To backtrack, Hoppus featured on the 2015 track that the band have been steadily playing on the road. 

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Even back when the show was announced, they teased at a live collaboration. First, Neck Deep tweeted the link to the song and wrote, “Hey @markhoppus – how ‘bout it?”

Hoppus responded, “Let’s do it live” and we’ve been waiting ever since. 

Now, at the stop in Phoenix, AZ, it actually happened.

Hoppus came on stage to perform his verse with the band and it made our little pop-punk hearts melt. Check out a video below.

Then, on Reddit, a fan posted an adorable photo of a celebratory hug to close out the song.

Mark played with Neck Deep! from r/Blink182

Also, you can listen to the original version of “December (Again)” below because now you’ve probably got it stuck in your head anyway.

Check out the remaining blink-182 tour dates below.

Dates:

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 (with All Time Low)*
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^

* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date

More news

Speaking of the blink-182 tour, the band just postponed their show in El Paso, Texas following a mass shooting that occurred in the city on Saturday. 

The news comes after the band were put on lockdown in their hotel in the city. On Saturday, 20 people were killed and more than two dozen were injured at a shooting in a shopping center in the city. 

Mark Hoppus was live-tweeting the lockdown to give fans updates on their safety.

“we are locked down in our hotel in el paso. over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings.”

The blink-182 vocalist adds, “we were leaving breakfast when our security texted that there was an active shooter at the mall we were headed to. saw dozens of police cars on the freeway and surface streets. helicopters. we got back to the hotel and turned on the news to see what was happening. then the intercom said there are reports of another shooting across the street at the bassett place mall. i don’t see or hear police or helicopters so hopefully it’s just an over abundance of caution and someone got the malls confused. so terrible.”

He later clarified his statement. 

“update: police confirm report of a separate incident at bassett mall is incorrect. we are still in our hotel. federal agent at the door to the building.”

The band were supposed to play a show in the city on Sunday. However, they decided to change the date of the gig at UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the city.

“Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso,” the band wrote.

The alleged shooter is 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, who is in custody, and the shooting is being investigated as domestic terrorism. 

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