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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Limited Tickets Left For Many Blink-182 Summer Tour Dates

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blink182 twittered:

Very few tickets left for: Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Boston, Wantaugh, Hershey, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Houston

Remember, you can check out the 182 Online Tour Page for ticketing links for these shows and more.

Do You Like Motion City Soundtrack and blink-182?

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From motioncitysoundtrack.com:

Win a Trip To See MCS in Vegas!

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Thanks to Dustin for sending this in!

See Blink-182 Live…For Free!

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From billboard.com:

Blink-182, Weezer To Headline Free Virgin Fest

After months of speculation about the fate of the 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, organizers have made an announcement that should please music fans who’ve felt the economic pinch of the recession: this year’s event is free.

With headliners Weezer and Blink-182, organizers say 35,000 free tickets will be given away to the newly branded Virgin Mobile FreeFest, to be held Aug. 30 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Other acts scheduled to perform on the festival’s two main stages and dance tent include Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Jet, the National, Girl Talk, the Bravery, the Hold Steady, St. Vincent, Wale, Taking Back Sunday, Holy F*ck, Pete Tong, Danny Howells and Lee Burridge.

“The idea was to do something that nobody else is doing,” Seth Hurwitz, chairman of independent concert promoter I.M.P., tells Billboard.com. “It really comes from a sincere desire to make people happy.”

Tickets to the 2009 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be available to the public on June 27 through ticketmaster.com. Virgin Mobile customers and previous ticket-buyers to Virgin Mobile Festivals will be sent an e-mail that gives them the first crack at obtaining free tickets from June 25-26. Organizers declined to say how many of the festival’s tickets will be set aside for those people.

Ticketmaster has also agreed to waive its convenience fees for concertgoers who pick up their tickets at the Merriweather Post Pavilion or the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Fans will also have the option to pay Ticketmaster to deliver their tickets. In light of recent controversies surrounding ticketing fees, Hurwitz, whose company will promote and produce the event, is curious to see what choice fans will make.

“I’m pretty excited about seeing how many people really prefer to pay Ticketmaster to deliver their ticket,” he says. “Convenience charges originated with people having the option to pay to have tickets brought to them, instead of them having to go to the ticket. So we wanted to get back to basics on that.”

The concept of hosting a free festival came from executives at Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin Mobile USA senior director of brand marketing and innovation Ron Faris says “all the bad news about the economy and the layoffs” was the main reason behind the company’s decision to help cover costs of the festival.

“We wanted to put something out there that would put a smile on people’s faces,” Faris tells Billboard.com. “That was the genesis around why we did this.” He declined to reveal financial deals about the company’s involvement in the festival.

Kyocera Communications is another major sponsor of the event, with additional company sponsors to be announced in the coming weeks.

Although tickets are free, organizers will encourage Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees to make a donation of $5 to help youth homeless shelters by texting “FREEFEST” to 20222. The event will also feature a VIP section for people who complete 13 hours of community service at designated homeless youth shelters around the nation.

Last year’s third annual Virgin Mobile Festival was held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Aug. 9-10. The non-free event — which attracted approximately 60,000 fans over two days — featured headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots, among other acts.

Thanks to blinkbackwards for sending this in!

Tom Interviewed By ARTISTdirect.com

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From ARTISTdirect.com:

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Tom DeLonge discusses Blink-182’s reunion, their massive tour and much more in this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com

Interview: Blink-182
The world needs Blink-182. That’s an undeniable fact.

The Southern California punk rockers are bringing “fun” back to rock music this summer with their highly anticipated reunion tour. Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker are officially back. It’s a momentous occasion for so many twenty-somethings who fondly asked “What’s My Age Again?” while watching American Pie in 1999. There are a lot of them too! They’ll be filling up venues to see Blink-182 rock all summer, and there’s no doubt that San Diego’s finest will deliver the goods.

In many ways, Blink-182 are the perfect American rock band. Their songs are infectious, fast, hilarious and party-ready. What’s a better cure for all of the U.S.’s problems right now? Nothing, really.

Vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge spoke to ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive interview about Blink’s comeback, the summer tour, the future, swearing a lot and why their stage show will be the perfect cross between George Carlin and Iron Maiden.

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Blink-182 Show At Alice’s Intl Salon & Spa In Ohio?

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A new date has been added to blink-182’s Interscope site. It says blink will perform at Alice’s Intl Salon and Spa in Cleveland, Ohio on July 10th. Typo? ¬†Probably. ¬†If not, you can get a pedi then watch the show.

Blink-182 Alice's Salon & Spa

Set List and Rehearsals

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Travis tweeted:

Just got home from practice. We officially have 27 songs in our set. We went thru the whole thing once 2day:)

Mark tweeted:

Blink-182 rehearsal today. Played the set all the way through. Show is clocking in at more than 2 hours. May have to cut a few tracks…