Blink 182 add second headline show in Melbourne, release extra tickets in Brisbane
Update: Wednesday, January 16 – A strictly limited number of tickets will be released for the previously sold out Sydney show will go on sale at 9am on Thursday, 17 January.
Blink 182 have announced another Soundwave sideshow in Melbourne, and released extra tickets for their show in Brisbane.
The new tickets will go on sale at 9am next Friday – November 23. It took just three minutes for fans in Melbourne snap up all the tickets to the band’s first show, so expect the second show to sell very quickly. While the support acts haven’t been announced, Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has indicated on twitter that Blink will be joined by English punks Sharks and another band from the festival lineup.
Already confirmed as headliners alongside Metallica and Slayer at Soundwave Festival next year these will be the first gigs that Blink have played in Australia since 2004, after which they went on an “indefinite hiatus.” Since their emotional reunion in 2009, triggered by drummer Travis Barker’s near-death experience in a plane crash, the band has released new album, Neighborhoods, which FL described as, “Blink 182 how they should sound now.”
Reviewing their comeback show in Manchester, Hive Magazine concluded: “They ended on a 3-song encore and the crowd screamed at the top of their lungs for one more song. There was a great sense of nostalgia and Blink 182 proved that they still have what they’ve always had. ”
Blink 182 Sidewaves:
Wednesday, February 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (All Ages)
Friday, February 22 – The Marquee at RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (All Ages)
Tuesday, February 26 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages) Sold Out
Wednesday, February 27 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages)
Tickets on sale 9am Friday, November 23.
Blink 182 setlist
Up All Night
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
I Miss You
Don’t Leave Me
Heart’s All Gone
Fuck a Dog
Ghost on the Dancefloor
All the Small Things
Can a Drummer Get Some ) (Travis Barker drum solo)
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, September 2012