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Grammy-nominated pop-punk band, Blink-182, announced new dates for the summer including music festivals and markets that they have missed during the first leg of the tour. The trio had a phenomenal 2016, topping the charts with their number one album California, and successfully headlining their summer tour. Two songs off the album, “Bored to Death” and “She’s Out of Her Mind,” both hit #1 on Alternative Rock radio. “We’re all very excited to continue touring. After spending all summer out on the road, we came home to finish the deluxe edition of California and now we're ready to get back out there. Some festivals, a rodeo, playing cities we’ve never played before—it’s going to be a fun 2017!”
Since their humble beginnings 24 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, Blink-182 has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich, becoming one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining Blink-182 as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with Blink-182 in 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival. "It was the best they've sounded in over a decade," the OC Weekly raved following the band's set.
Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Mark Hoppus (bass/vocals) and Travis Barker (drums). Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, they soon discarded all the old material. "We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing," Hoppus says, "and suddenly we realized that we had written over 20 new songs, and they were all really great.” While Blink-182 has already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, they're emphatically looking forward to their seventh studio album. "This is the next step for us—it's not a stopgap and we're not punching a clock," Hoppus emphasizes. "We're not just a greatest-hits band, although we will play the hits. Blink is alive and well and we're excited about doing cool new stuff. It feels just like the old days … Every day in the studio has been a lot of fun.”
"NO PUNK BAND OF THE ‘90S HAS BEEN MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN BLINK-182.” – The New York Times
5079 West Northgate Rd., Rogers, AR 72758
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Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR 72701
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-4pm; one hour prior to performances.
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