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blink 182 Announce Summer Tour


LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Setting the alternative nation abuzz with excitement and anticipation, Travis Barker, Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus, better known as blink182, one of the world's greatest punk rock bands, earlier this year officially announced they are back together. Today they are confirming their monster summer tour which features a ton of great bands and is the first ever national tour to offer lawn tickets at a $20 all inclusive price for each amphitheater show. The Live Nation produced tour kicks off on July 24th in Las Vegas, NV and culminates October 3rd at The Borgata in Atlantic City. The national tour will be presented by T-Mobile Sidekick LX, State Farm and MySpace.

In addition to the hit filled headlining blink182 set, the tour will feature a full package of support acts such as Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Panic At The Disco, The All American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth. The band chose to feature support acts that were mutual friends, along with some exciting new artists.

With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, blink182 is widely considered one of the best punk rock bands of all time. Formed in the San Diego suburbs in 1993, the band found international fame, multiplatinum albums and massive radio airplay success before breaking up in 2004. Although each member went on to their own successful projects, personal events and natural chemistry brought them back together. In what each of the band members describe as nothing short of fate, they have newfound inspiration and creativity together, and are working to create the summer's best rock show.

Known for connecting with their fans, blink182 is out to prove that after five years apart, they can still deliver a massive show and this will be the highlight of the summer touring season.

This summer, blink182 is vowing to give fans the best value for their dollar. As the tour primarily stops at Live Nation amphitheaters, the band has taken the extraordinary step of making lawn tickets available at $20 including all fees while supplies last. NO charge for parking, ticketing fees, no tax, No nothing… You got a 20 dollar bill and you’re on the lawn and in the show.

We can't wait to get out on tour this summer. After a four year break, we're ready to get out on the road and play what we hope will be the most amazing tour of the season. The lineup is awesome. We've got an ever-changing roster of bands, from the most established and successful names in rock and roll, to the hottest up and coming artists on the scene. For production, we're putting together the most ambitious stage show of our career. Working with Martin Phillips (stage designer for Daft Punk, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, etc), you can expect the most ridiculous display of lights and images we can imagine. And the best part is that we're bringing all of this together for one of the lowest priced tours of the summer. We've worked very hard with the promoters to make possible something that has never been done by any major touring act. 20 dollar tickets. 20 dollars gets you into the blink182 tour this summer. No hidden fees, no parking fees, no extras, no processing charge. 20 dollars and you're at the show. Good Times!h said blink182 bassist Mark Hoppus.

blink182 has made a career out of outrageous behavior,  said Live Nation’s, Jason Garner, so it’s fitting that they are breaking the rules again creating such a huge show at an incredibly low price. It will be a can’t miss event.h

Ever since I heard "dude ranch" I knew I wanted to meet blink182. They basically were saying and doing everything I wanted to, only in smarter and funnier ways. To have the chance to join them on tour has always been a dream for our band. We thought we probably would never have the chance. It’s good for music that blink182 is making noise again. I'm really happy to be able to see it from such a close point of view, said Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.

Keep an eye out for details about how to experience a special Blink 182 concert coming soon through an unprecedented technology that will bring the band to fans like nothing ever before. Curious about the venue? Craving a ticket? Stay tuned for more to come on how to get in on this is first ofitskind Blink performance, taking place before the nationwide tour kicks off.

The tour is presented by the new T-Mobile Sidekick LX. This summer, T-Mobile will support blink182 and the tour with a national promotion and also implement programming in top U.S. markets that the band is scheduled to hit. Additional details on the tour and promotion will be available later this summer at www.sidekick.com.

State Farm is also excited to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Blink 182 tour. This sponsorship will allow State Farm to connect and engage blink182 fans on site and online through exciting consumer promotions and giveaways.

Tour dates:

7/24 – Las Vegas, NV The Joint
7/28 – Vancouver, BC GM Place
7/30 – Calgary, AB Saddledome

7/31 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

8/1 – Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center
8/2 – Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
8/4 – Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
8/6 – Boston, MA Comcast Center

8/7 – Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi

8/8 – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
8/12 – Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion
8/13 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

8/14 – Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8/15 – Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/16 – Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheater
8/18 – Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
8/20 – Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/21 – Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
8/22 – Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/23 – Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
8/25- Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/27 – Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/28 – Camden, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
8/29 – Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8/30 – Washington DC TBD
8/31 – Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
9/2 – Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
9/3 – St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/4 – Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
9/6 – Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheater

9/7 – Salt Lake City, UT David O. McKay Events Center
9/10 – Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
9/12 – Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater

9/13 – San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater

9/14 – Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
9/16 – San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
9/17 – Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/19 – Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/21 – Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
9/23 – Dallas, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/24 – Houston, TX Superpages.com Center

9/26 – West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
9/27 – Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
9/29 – Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
10/1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/2 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/3 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers