After a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 are coming back in a big way this summer.
The band has announced a nearly 50-date North American tour that kicks off July 25 in Las Vegas and runs through Oct. 3 in New Jersey. The trek includes eight Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto.
And the band isn’t setting out on their own – the trio will be supported on various dates of their arena-and-amphitheatre tour by Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth.
Fans can also look forward to some nifty visuals courtesy of stage designer Martin Phillips, whom the group worked with to create “the most ridiculous display of lights and images we can imagine,” according to a statement from Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus. Phillips has worked on stage designs for the likes of Kanye West, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails.
Tickets go on sale May 30 via livenation.com. Amphitheatre lawn tickets will be available for $20, including all fees.
As fans will remember, the band last went on tour in 2004 before breaking up the following year. Earlier this year, Hoppus revealed in a blog entry that the band members were back in touch following drummer Travis Barker’s near-fatal plane crash and the death of Blink-182 producer Jerry Finn.
Here are Blink-182′s upcoming Canadian tour dates:
- July 28 – Vancouver (GM Place)
- July 30 – Calgary, AB (Saddledome)
- July 31 – Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
- Aug. 1 – Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center)
- Aug. 2 – Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
- Aug. 7- Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi)
- Aug. 8 – Montreal (Bell Centre)
- Aug. 23 – Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)