blink-182 have been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, you read that correctly. A FREAKIN' GRAMMY! blink-182's back-to-their-roots record 'California' has been nominated for Best Rock Album ! In total blink-182 have received 10 nominations in the past for Kerrang!, MTV and Teens Choice awards (amongst others), but they have never been nominated for a Grammy - until now! THEY DID IT! Do you think blink-182 has what it takes to win this year? why not discuss it with us on our forums!

blink-182 big announcement November 6th?!

blink-182 are making a 'very special announcement' on Sunday November 6th, from 7pm. As this is the BBC, this probably means 7pm UK time, so for you USA fans thats 2pm EST or 11am PST. Now there's a very high probability that the announcement is the 'official' unveiling of the European tour. There has already been a few dates semi-announced for this, including Download Festival in France, which suggests they'll also be performing at the UK Download festival as well. It being the European tour would also make sense because they're announcing it on UK radio, and the image above (and posted in magazines) randomly states '2017',

blink-182 European Tour Dates!

blink-182 have previously mentioned that they would likely tour Europe next year during the summer. This seems to be true! as we are already starting to get blink-182 shows confirmed for the next year! blink-182 will be one of the headline acts for Nova Rock in Austria, the festival takes place from the 14th - 17th of June, 2017. Click here for info! They are also rumoured to be performing at Hurricane / Southside Festival (23rd - 25th of June) in Germany, which we will confirm soon. There are still some USA dates in December, but it looks like blink-182 are planning their big European tour! Who's excited?! Why

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blink-182 “Bandmates”

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blink-182 played Vevo’s “Bandmates” game, which is basically the bandmate version of the newlyweds game.

Check it out here!

VICE interview with Matt Skiba

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Blink-182’s own Matt Skiba talked briefly with VICE in a candid interview that blink fans should enjoy.

 

VICE: What memory from school stands out to you stronger than anything else?
Matt Skiba: I had this really bad habit of punching people in class. I used to take a lot of acid. There was this one time as a sophomore in high school, I was in art class tripping my balls off and I saw this kid take the American flag and throw it on the ground, and I charged over the desk and just started beating the shit out of him…

 

Read the rest on VICE’s website by clicking here.

Tom DeLonge documentary premieres tonight

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For weeks now Ernie Ball has been promoting and sharing clips from their documentary series “The Pursuit of Tone” where in this instance they are featuring former blink-182 member Tom DeLonge.  The documentary will debut in full tonight at 8pm ET on the Audience Network (DirecTV Ch. 239 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 1114) where he will allegedly discuss in detail the origins of many blink-182 hits in addition to other anecdotes about the band, their breakups, side projects (Box Car Racer & Angels & Airwaves) and more.

 

blink debuts “San Diego” live

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blink-182 played San Diego live for the first time in Tampa, FL last week.  Here’s a nifty fan-edit of the performance!

 

New Yorker: REVIVING THE POP-PUNK INNOCENCE OF BLINK-182

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The New Yorker‘s Amanda Petrusich wrote a cool piece regarding blink-182’s past and present, and how the band represents something inside ourselves that we can’t bear to let go.

Here’s a passage:

The grievances and pleasures Blink-182’s songs express—the dumbness of adults, how weird sex is, how cool jokes are, how lonesome life can be—are the kinds of things that get worried over most loudly from ages twelve to eighteen. It’s tempting to think that our emotions become more complex and multitudinous when we grow up. But most of us continue following those same early tracks, the ones we gouged in adolescence; the whole spectrum of human experience, all that longing and self-doubt, is perfectly sketched out in those formative years. That’s where pop-punk lives. Its rawness lies not in the music but in the heady newness of those feelings.

Read the full article here.

blink news roundup, summer tour photos

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As blink-182 continues their 2016 summer tour to promote California, capacity crowds have come out to see blink rock the house, but in the meantime blink’s been in the news here and there.

Brooklyn Vegan:  blink-182 and the Descendents’ comebacks, and the enduring influence of pop-punk

Las Vegas Review-Journal:  Matt Skiba performs confidently at the helm of blink-182

Tuscon.com:  Tuscon emo night finding its footing (for context, Mark was a guest DJ for the event at one point)


As blink’s tour rolls on, fantastic photos from their performances keep pouring in.  All photos courtesy of:

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