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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Power 97 & 104.1 WBCN Interviews

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Adam 12 from 104.1 FM WBCN in Boston interviewed Mark and Tom last Wednesday.
You can listen to it
here (UPDATE: The full interview is now up!):
[audio:http://www.182online.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/blink182onwbcnboston.mp3 | titles=Mark & Tom Interview on 104.1 WBCN | artist=104.1 WBCN (05.20.09) ]

Casey from Power 97 in Winnipeg also interviewed Mark and Tom last Wednesday.
You can listen to it
here:
[audio:http://www.182online.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/blink182-mark-tom-2009-may20-bleeps.mp3 | titles=Mark & Tom Interview on Power 97 | artist=Power 97 (05.20.09) ]

Thanks to Elena for submitting these!

Live Nation Explains Missing Tour Dates

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Forum member Farid182 e-mailed Live Nation asking about missing tour dates on their site.

They responded with:

Dear Patron,

Thank you for contacting Live Nation Customer Care with your inquiry!

Please be aware that Live Nation is not handling ticketing for all dates on the Blink 182 tour. For the most up-to-date information regarding onsale times for Blink 182 events not listed on www.livenation.com, please contact the venue where the event is going to be held or visit the artist’s official website, www.blink182.com and http://www.myspace.com/blink182.

Please respond to this e-mail if we can be of further assistance regarding this or any other inquiry.

Sincerely,
Carter
Live Nation Customer Care

Maybe this will clear up any confusion people have had regarding disappearing dates from Live Nation.

Pre-Sale Tickets Available Through MySpace

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From GuitarWorld.com:

MySpace Music will support the tour by promoting pre-sale tickets through the company’s new ticketing hub at myspace.com/concerttickets. The band will provide MySpace fans with exclusive videos and tour diaries throughout the summer on their official MySpace Music profile at myspace.com/blink182, thus allowing fans to connect and share in their experiences.

Read the full article here!

Blink-182 Tour Openers Speak To MTV

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From MTV.com:

Blink-182 Tour Openers Possibly More Excited Than You Are

Panic at the Disco, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth can’t wait to hit the road with reunited trio.

Blink-182‘s multi-band summer extravaganza — a.k.a. “the tour that may or may not be called One-Way Ticket to Bonerville” — doesn’t kick off until July 24, but it’s already a huge deal … and not just for long-suffering Blink fans, but for the bands Blink are taking on the road too.

Last week, MTV News spoke to Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who called his band’s slot on the bill “a dream come true.” And as we’ve spoken to the other acts on the tour — a list that also includes Weezer, the All-American Rejects, Panic at the Disco, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth and Chester French — we’ve been hearing much of the same.

“We got asked by Blink-182 to join them on their big tour, and we could not turn it down,” Panic drummer Spencer Smith told MTV News. “We’re huge fans of that band. They’re kind of the reason we started the band.”

“We were absolutely thrilled,” Chester French’s D.A. Wallach said. “This is the first tour I think we’ve ever done with artists that we ourselves had gone to see, and to be out here with musicians who have inspired us is like the coolest thing an up-and-coming artist could ask for. We’re thrilled. I mean, I’ve seen Blink-182 when I was a kid and Weezer when I was in college, so this is a huge deal for us. Hopefully we can collaborate with some people or learn some things.”

And even if they’ve been around the block a time or two — like Taking Back Sunday, who actually toured with Blink back in 2004 — they’re still beyond excited to hit the road with Mark, Tom and Travis again.

“It’s really huge for us, because we grew up with Blink-182, so for them to call and ask us to join them again on the road, it just feels really nice,” TBS frontman Adam Lazzara said. “It’s funny, because the last tour they did before their hiatus, we were on that tour as well. So it’s nice of them to ask again. It’s like they can’t live without us.”

“For us, that tour was our first time being in arenas and amphitheaters and stuff like that,” TBS bassist Matt Rubano added. “So it really kind of exposed us to a new way of playing shows. And, of course, getting to watch Blink every night shred 10,000-and-above audiences was really inspiring and gave us a little bit of an education in how to do it. And we’ve had the chance to then go on and do it ourselves. It was helpful. And listen to Tom tell awesome di– jokes every night. You really can’t beat that.”

Of course, other artists on the bill have ulterior motives for saying yes to Blink. And really, you can’t blame them.

“It’s gonna be real fun,” Asher Roth said. “Travis [Barker] and I have a large respect for each other, so I’m pretty sure he was the one who was like, ‘Yo, let’s get Asher to come rock with us,’ so I’m very excited. We got to spend some time in Vegas together, so hopefully the reunion tour leads to many more Vegas trips.”

Blink-182 & Weezer Confirmed Summer Tour Dates

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From Weezer’s MySpace blog:

Weezer - Blink-182 Summer Tour

…After some adjustments, the August/September tour dates with Weezer and Blink-182 have been finalized! Here is the definitive show list…

DATE         CITY            VENUE
Sun 8/23  Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheater
Mon 8/24  OFF
Tues 8/25 Wantagh, NY – Nikon Theater @ Jones Beach
Wed 8/26  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu 8/27  OFF
Fri 8/28  Camden, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 8/29  Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
Sun 8/30  Washington DC – TBA
Mon 8/31  Saratoga, NY – SPAC
Tues 9/1  OFF
Wed 9/2  Cleveland, OH – Blossom
Thu 9/3  St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 9/4  Kansas City, KS – Sandstone Amphitheatre
Sat 9/5  OFF
Sun 9/6  Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Mon 9/7  OFF
Tues 9/8  OFF
Wed 9/9  OFF
Thu 9/10 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Fri 9/11 OFF
Sat 9/12 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sun 9/13 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon 9/14 OFF
Tues 9/15 OFF
Wed 9/16 San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre
Thu 9/17 Irvine, CA  – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Tickets are not on sale yet – stay tuned for info…

Blink-182 Summer Tour Supporting Acts Added To Livenation

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All of the supporting bands have been added to their respective tour dates on Livenation.  They’ve also added ticket pre-sale and on-sale dates for select shows.  Not all of the tickets go on sale on 5/30.