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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Travis Barker Talks With MTV About New Blink-182 Songs

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From MTV:

Travis Barker Talks ‘Heavy’ New Blink-182 Songs

‘I wanna work on it while we’re on tour,’ Barker says of the long-awaited new record.

Travis Barker has never been one to sit still. And when it came to his role in the reunited Blink-182, that wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

“We all got together and met up and, almost immediately, we got inspired. So it went from just playing around together to being like, ‘Let’s lay down demos! And tour!’ ” Barker told MTV News. “And, to be honest, it was crazy. I was still recovering from all my surgeries [from his September plane crash], and was way out of it when we first got back in there. I was in no shape to be in the studio, and we were kinda held back a bit. We decided to just get used to playing with each other again.”

So the trio scaled back their expectations — sure, there’d still be a record, but let’s just get this massive, laser-packed arena tour out of the way first. And once they got that sorted, it all started clicking again.

“We just started practicing for the tour, going through the old sh–, playing the greatest hits — only we’d start experimenting on them a bit, working on different versions,” Barker said. “So, it ended up that some of the old songs have new flavor to them, and then we also got around to making four demos, including one song that’s pretty much complete.”

That new song is called “Up All Night,” and Barker said Blink fans can expect to hear it out on the road this summer. He calls it both “a logical step” from where the band left off [their darker, more mature self-titled 2003 album] and a hint as to where they might be headed in the future.

“When we do go in [to make the new album], it’s gonna be like that. You can’t help but have everything on the table … all the stuff we’ve done — like +44 and Angels & Airwaves — since we last played and recorded, it will influence the new stuff,” he explained. “In the case of ‘Up All Night,’ it feels like it could’ve been on the last record, or right where the last one left off. It’s kind of heavy, if you mixed Box Car Racer and Blink. It all makes sense. The pieces are all together.”

So just when can Blink fans expect to hear that new album? Well, there are no firm dates just yet, though Barker did say the band plan on entering the studio after they wrap their tour. Oh, and they’ll also be working on it while they’re on the tour too, because, once again, Barker refuses to sit still.

“I’ll have the studio out on tour with me, and I think Mark will too. I wanna work on it while we’re on tour,” Barker said. “But that’s just me. I’m taking it day-by-day. Loving life. Working.”

Buy Tickets From Tom DeLonge At House Of Blues San Diego Tomorrow

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From a House Of Blues press release:

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge will take time out from the band’s intensive tour preparations to visit the House of Blues San Diego this Saturday as tickets for their highly anticipated amphitheatre show go on sale.  A limited number of pit tickets, plus $20 lawn tickets to the September 16th Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre show will be available while supplies last beginning at noon.

The $20 lawn tickets have NO charge for parking, ticketing fees, no tax, no nothing!  There is a four ticket limit per customer.  Cash only.

House of Blues San Diego will offer $1.82 tacos and domestic draft beers complete with blink-182 music videos playing throughout the restaurant.

Portland Maine Blink-182 Show Postponed

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The August 8th show in Portland, ME has been postponed:

PORTLAND – An Aug. 8 concert by blink-182 and Fall Out Boy at the Cumberland County Civic Center has been postponed, Live Nation, the show’s promoter, announced today.

Tickets, priced at $39.50, were scheduled to go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Live Nation issued a press release today saying the Portland concert will be rescheduled, and that a new show date and ticket sale date will be announced soon.

No reason for the postponement was given, but the release stated that Live Nation apologizes “for any inconvenience this may have caused fans.”

Summer Tour VIP Ticket Packages Do Not Include Meet & Greets

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Mark tweeted:

and no, the VIP ticket packages do not include meet and greets. check the information at each show for what’s included in VIP packages.

Mark tweeted:

personally, i like doing meet & greets for FREE on our own terms. i’ll be out saying hello every day, as well as having improv twitter M&G’s

Mark tweeted:

to clarify, the VIP packages include special items, but many were asking if it included a meet and greet, which it does not.

Live Nation’s No Service Fee Wednesday Comes Under Fire

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From Rolling Stone:

Live Nation’s “No Service Fee Wednesday” Puzzles Buyers

Live Nation’s No Service Fee Wednesdays promotion has come under fire after buyers discovered that some tickets purchased today would in fact carry some Parking, Facility or Charity fees, CNN reports. Today’s No Fee promotion was supposed to offer lawn seats to every Live Nation tour without extra add-ons; typical fees tack on an average of $13 per ticket.

Many shows under the promotion’s umbrella include a $6 parking fee per ticket, a cost that is added to every ticket regardless of the buyer’s plans to drive to the venue. “We eliminated all ticket service fees, which in most cases is about a one-third discount, a substantial savings for fans by any measure,” Live Nation spokesperson John Vlautin told Rock Daily, adding that the promotion overall has received positive feedback from consumers. Vlautin, who also said that advance parking fees help alleviate back-ups at venues (where money is collected by hand), said Live Nation receives the parking fees from concerts at their own venues.

The parking charge puzzled some Live Nation customers today, but Blink-182 fans purchasing tickets to the band’s summer reunion tour faced some seriously confounding options. When Blink-182 announced the trek, the band and Live Nation revealed that lawn tickets would only cost $20. However, when tickets went on sale this past weekend, fans purchasing tix to certain shows encountered an option to buy $20 Lawn tickets or $7.75 Lawn Special tickets — Live Nation did not specify any differences between the options, like whether Lawn Special was obstructed or farther from the stage. As a result, some fans purchased the previously advertised $20 Lawn seats, only to discover that those tickets carried an additional $15 in service fees.

In actuality, Lawn and Lawn Special were the same thing, and it was the $7.75 ticket — after service fees — that was the $20 ticket. According to Vlautin, both options were listed so fans wouldn’t think the lawn seats were entirely sold out if the $20 tickets got snatched up quickly. Vlautin recommends that anybody who accidentally purchased the $20 plus fees Lawn tickets instead of the actual Lawn Special “all-in” tickets should contact Customer Service.

No Fee Wednesday tickets are being sold for the Blink shows as well. At some venues, like West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cruzan Amphitheatre, these No Fee tickets come out to $26 after the $6 parking charge, which is still more than the $7.75 “all-in” ticket price of $20 after fees. In short, Blink tickets are more expensive through the No Fee promotion — which is being heavily featured on the Live Nation Blink tour page — than they are at the regular “all-in” price. Vlautin encourages buyers to compare the ticketing options and prices before purchasing lawn seats.

Vlautin also told Rock Daily that this week only marks the first of a summer-long promotion of No Service Fee Wednesdays, with each subsequent week spotlighting a certain venue, tour or artist whose fans will benefit from no service charges.

More Basses & More Songs On Blink-182 Summer Tour

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Mark tweeted:

good morning fellow inhabitants of our planet! off to blink-182 rehearsals now. new basses await! stoked to have the full quiver for tour!!!

Holmes tweeted:

Good rehearsal for our friends today. Added even MORE to the program! Now, I will prepare to laugh while watching a movie.

UPDATE: Mark tweeted:

Good blink-182 rehearsal today. Added josie and not now. Gonna be a long set! Now to the movies…