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. ”

Recently FL went in to bat for the pop-punk heroes, defending their 1999 cross-over hit Enema Of The State. Check it out here!

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

Feeling This

Up All Night

The Rock Show

What’s My Age Again?


I Miss You



After Midnight

First Date

Don’t Leave Me

Heart’s All Gone

Man Overboard

Fuck a Dog

Ghost on the Dancefloor

All the Small Things



Can a Drummer Get Some ) (Travis Barker drum solo)


Family Reunion

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, September 2012