Blink 182 officially announce Sidewaves
Blink 182 have finally (really, actually) announced their Soundwave sideshows.
Following on from not one, but two false starts early this month Tom, Mark and Travis have revealed they will play additional shows at Allphones Arena in Sydney on February 20, The Marquee in Brisbane on February 22 and the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on February 26.
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)
Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, 18 October.
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