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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Fan video from last night’s live debuts of several California tracks

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YouTuber Sydney Wilkinson was present at last night’s tour kickoff in San Diego, and here are videos she posted of the first time ever blink has performed the following songs from California:

Below is the performance of Cynical!  Click the links on the list above to see the other videos on Sydney’s channel.

John Feldmann’s insight into California’s production; tour starts tonight!

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In this cool MusicRadar.com interview with California’s producer John Feldmann, the energetic lead singer of Goldfinger gives interesting insight to the production of Blink-182’s latest album.

“One of [Blink’s] long-standing members [Tom DeLonge] left the band and there was a bunch of question marks for them as far as what their career looked like. They tried doing stuff on their own and it was coming out a bit like patchwork.

“There wasn’t really a thread sonically throughout the songs they’d written. Had all that stuff come together, I wouldn’t have been considered [to produce California].

“Like Steve Jobs says, you can only see where you’re at in your life by connecting the dots backwards. No-one has a crystal ball to see the future, but everything that’s happened in my life has led to me having the privilege of producing Blink.

“This project came to me because I was ready to do it, because of all the experience I’ve had being in a band and helping other bands get signed and making their records.”


Additionally, the blink-182 tour kicks off tonight with a show in San Diego, CA.  Visit blink182.com and scroll down to their tour section for full dates and times.

Pre-Tour News Roundup

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Need your blink fix before their tour starts?  Here’s a handful of interesting pieces of news on the band that may interest you.

FORBES:  Who Are These Alt-Rock Fans Snapping Up Blink-182 Over Drake?

The Southern Californian band, founded in 1992, previously had most of its mainstream success in the early 2000s, has come back partly thanks to a long-time and loyal fan base of these rock fans with a penchant for nostalgia. Marketing people might want to know who they are – they sound a rich seam to mine.

THE NEW YORKER:  blink-182:  Punk For All Ages

Their adolescent outlook, especially in the early years, occasionally found expression in spiteful breakup songs in which boys wonder what’s wrong with girls. “Enema of the State” included “Dumpweed,” a downright giddy farewell to a “nightmare” girlfriend, in which DeLonge sings, “I need a girl that I can train.” But many of Blink’s best songs endure because they turn inward: the lovelorn boy has sense enough to wonder what’s wrong with him.

DIY:  Let’s Start Over:  Blink-182

Dick jokes may still be present in Blink-182’s ranks but a lot has changed since the release of their last record. Following their high-profile comeback, and post-reunion album ‘Neighborhoods’, it was back at the start of 2015 that the tide really shifted for the trio. A sudden and well-documented bust up occurred between Mark and the band’s drummer Travis Barker, and former guitarist Tom DeLonge. Exactly what went on behind closed doors, no one will ever really know, but now, almost eighteen months later, the band look as tightly-knit as ever with Skiba by their side.


 

Discuss these, the upcoming tour, and any and everything blink-related in our forums.

Blink teases new stage layout & setlist for summer tour!

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Via the Instagram and Snapchat accounts of Mark and Travis, fans got a tease of not only the new vibrant stage layout, but the setlist for the summer tour.  California songs featured, at least from what’s visible in the snap, are No Future, Cynical, Bored To Death, She’s Out Of Her Mind, and Built This Pool.  Scroll down to check out the pictures.

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“California” debuts #1 on iTunes in Canada, eh!

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Per the Chronicle Herald, blink’s new album “California” is the #1 album on the Canadian iTunes charts for the week of July 1-7.  The trio just completed a 4-show run in the Great White North, rocking Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Edmonton, and Calgary.

Mysterious Live Stream?

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The official blink-182 youtube page has a live stream video set up. It’s currently offline, but the existence of it does open up some fun possibilities.

They could be live streaming one of the up coming shows, or it could be something completely different and creative. Could be a giant interview, maybe an acoustic performance as a one off, who knows – but it’s exciting!

Curious about what this could mean? why don’t you join us on our forums to discuss it!