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 Lawn Tickets For Only $5

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If you have a Citibank credit card you can purchase $5 lawn tickets for the blink-182 summer tour here.

Thanks to Nadine and Molly for sending this in.

Updated: Private Concert Video Clips

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Extended Drum Solo:

Clips of The Rock Show, Reckless Abandon, Travis’ Drum Solo, Dammit:

Images from notcot.com:
Travis' Drum Solo

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Travis’ Drum Solo:

Song Clips:

This post will be updated as more videos or sound clips surface.

New blink-182 Documentary Being Filmed

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From Las Vegas Weekly:

Not only will Hoppus and his bandmates, singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker, have photographer Cobrasnake accompanying them to capture the mayhem on their 52-date North American reunion tour, but Hoppus let the Weekly in on a little secret Monday afternoon: The band is also going to be the subject of an upcoming documentary film.

“We’ve been filming it for a couple months now,” Hoppus said, “throughout the rehearsal, and getting ready for tour, and on tour, and when we get back home and get in the studio.” “It’s cool,” he continued, “because the people who are putting the movie together are really good friends of ours and they’re really talented.”

Did somebody say Urethra Chronicles 3?

Private Show For Friends & Family In Los Angeles

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blink-182 friends and family show
blink-182 are currently playing a private show for about 400 “friends and family” at The Forum in Los Angeles.  Tons of people are twittering about it and posting photos of the show.  You can discuss the show on our forums!

Preview Of The Blink-182 Summer Tour

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From Rolling Stone:

Mark Hoppus Previews Blink-182 Tour: “Favorite Songs” on “Ridiculous” New Stage

On July 23rd, a reunited Blink-182 will kick off a massive summer tour in grand fashion, performing together on a Las Vegas stage for the first time in five years. Last week, Rolling Stone pulled bassist Mark Hoppus from the band’s pre-tour rehearsals — the first ever in the trio’s history — and he told us that they’ve been collaborating with production designer Martin Phillips, who has worked with Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails, as well as Daft Punk, for whom Phillips created the now-legendary Pyramid set.

(Look back at Blink’s journey, in photos.)

“We can’t wait,” Hoppus says. “It’s a strange feeling to have, after not touring with Blink for the past five years, to think that in just a few days, we’ll be hitting the road and playing all of these sold-out shows. And Martin’s production is just ridiculous. All of our techs have been down there to see the stage set up, and they’re e-mailing me, going, ‘Oh my God, there are so many speakers, just so many lights.’ I haven’t seen it myself, but the pictures I’ve seen look ridiculous. Everything kind of moves and joins and separates to make these huge video screens, so its pretty complicated.”

Hoppus says Blink-182 have been working hard on the tour, taking the time to put the massive trek together in a “dynamic way.” Fans can expect a career-spanning set list, and he promises that Blink will “go out there and play the best that we can… and probably still end up making a bunch of mistakes and laughing at ourselves. It will be a good time.

“I think right now people want to go to a show and see the Blink that they remember seeing or the Blink that they never got to see,” Hoppus adds. “So, really, it’s kind of a reintroduction to the band. We’re going to be playing all of the singles, and all of our favorite songs from our past records.”

While it had seemed unlikely that the band would regroup following what was a rather cantankerous split, Hoppus says the vibe within the band these days is “really positive and very excited.” Blink-182 have been hammering out new material since December, and will be taking a mobile recording studio with them out on this tour, to continue working on what will be their sixth studio offering.

“We have a whole bunch of ideas in various stages of completion,” he says. “We’ll the record after the tour. Everything we’ve written so far feels like the next step from the last record. I think Blink will always have this core of what a Blink song is, but we’re pushing what that is further and further, trying new ideas and trying to keep it fresh and fun. The response to [the reunion] has been so overwhelming and so humbling. It’s so crazy that any band gets a chance in the first place to become successful, so to come back after five years and have a second shot at it is the most amazing thing in the world.”

Fans who are unable to catch the band live this summer, actually have some recourse, too — in a bag of Doritos Late Night chips. “We went into a studio a couple of months ago, and shot a performance in front of a green screen, and they had all of these cameras in all these different positions, and using all of these different angles, they were able to put together this 3D ‘augmented reality’ concert,” Hoppus says. On the inside of specially marked bags of the chips there’s a symbol which, when pointed at a Webcam, will produce a virtual Blink-182 concert.

“I have seen it in action, and it’s awesome,” Hoppus explains. “It looks like the concert comes out of the computer screen. And depending on how you hold the bag and how you position it, you can move it closer or further away. If you shake the bag in front of the screen, the walls behind us fall down. It’s pretty rad. The people who developed it are crazy way smarter than I am, for sure.”

Tom & Jimmy’s Tour Diary

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From Macbeth:

So we just finished our first day of production rehearsals for the 2009 Blink 182 tour. It was awesome seeing the dudes up on stage with all the amazing lights and sounds, very nostalgic for me. This tour is going to be amazing. I’m going to be updating all of the happenings on here, along with a tour diary from Tom, so make sure you’rechecking back daily to see what shenannigans we get into. For now I’ll leave you with this gorgeous picture of a sweaty, rehearsed Tom……. -Jimmy T.

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