Blink-182 is about to take Las Vegas by the balls and give the Palms a hell of a residency. On Monday (March 19), the California-founded band announced that they will be getting the Las Vegas residency treatment beginning this May. The “Kings of the Weekend” show will reportedly be the first residency at the city’s newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort. According to a press statement, blink-182’s residency is one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of its recently announced $620 million property-wide overhaul.
The 16-show run will begin in late-May with sporadic dates through November. The confirmed shows are as follows: May – 26-27; June – 8-9, 15-16, 23-24; October – 26-27; November – 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.
According to the band’s statement about the newly announced event, the shows will bring to life the group’s “nearly 25-year history of hit songs, inappropriate tales, and nonsensical antics.”
“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!'” begins blink-182’s vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus.
Jokingly he adds: “Now, we just have to cast our show girls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone on stage…The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”
“Blink-182 is one of those bands that crosses over multiple genres of music, and also transcends many generations of music lovers,” Palms Casino Resort General Manager Jon Gray said in a press statement. “They’re a perfect fit for a true rock residency – our first at the Pearl.”
Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. PT. Ticket prices will begin at $59 (plus applicable fees). For more information, visit blink’s official website for the shows here.
The Las Vegas residency comes a couple of years after the band released their last studio album, 2016’s California. Since the album’s release, the group has been alternating between touring nonstop and taking breaks to do other things.