“Two pop-punk bands and a rapper walk into a concert venue…”
No, this isn’t the beginning of some cheesy joke. This is actually the beginning of one of this summer’s biggest tours. On Monday (May 6), blink-182 confirmed plans to embark on a colossal summer outing alongside Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.
The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.
The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion.
Lil Wayne will not perform at a handful of dates including Toronto (July 7), Holmdel (July 9), El Paso (Aug. 4), Wichita (Sept. 6), and Council Bluffs (Sept. 7) as well as blink-182’s previously announced music festival appearances.
Pre-sale tickets for the shows go on sale this Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time.
In addition to the tour dates and venues, the acts unveiled their “What’s My Age Again?”/ “A Milli” mash-up. Watch the video of the unlikely collaboration above.
The co-headlining tour news comes a week or so after drummer Travis Barker posted the cover of Complex magazine circa December 2006 which featured him and Lil Wayne. The post simply read “This throwback” with a set of side eyes and Lil Wayne and Complex’s social media handles.
Barker and Lil Wayne working together is not at all surprising. Lil Wayne previously worked with Barker on the drummer’s 2011 solo album Give the Drummer Some.
In March, frontman Mark Hoppus told NME that the band was currently in the studio recording the “darker and aggressive” follow-up to 2016’s California.
“It’s very different to California. It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone,” Hoppus told the publication.
“If you like California to Enema of the State, then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think blink-182 is.”
Speculations have begun that blink-182 will release their long-awaited follow-up to California sometime in the summer.
For now, the full list of tour dates can be found below.
BLINK-182 / LIL WAYNE / NECK DEEP SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:
June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
June 29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour^
July 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 5 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 6 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavillion
July 7 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
July 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
July 10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion
July 14 – Festival d’été de Québec ^
July 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
July 19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
July 20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre
July 21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
July 23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
July 25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre
July 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Ampitheatre at Lakewood
July 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
July 31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater
Aug. 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 4 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
Aug. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 7 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre
Aug. 8 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
Aug. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
Aug. 27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampitheatre
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
Aug. 31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre
Sept. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
Sept. 4 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 6 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
Sept. 7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Ampitheater
Sept. 10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Sept. 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date