Blink-182’s Summer Of ’09

Blink-182 is back and ready to hit the road with Fall Out Boy and Weezer along for the ride.

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Teen Choice Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.

Earlier this year band members Travis Barker, Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus announced the band was reuniting for a summer tour, but left fans guessing at details until today.

Supporting blink-182 on the summer outing are several bands and artists described as “friends” of the band. Look for Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Panic At The Disco, All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French and Asher Roth supporting on selected dates.

Playing all the major amphitheatres that made America strong, blink-182 has a special deal for shows playing at Live Nation sheds – an all-inclusive $20 lawn ticket, as in no additional charges, no ups no extras.

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Mark Hoppus gets emotive when Blink-182 plays Atlanta’s HiFi Buys Amphitheatre.

Blink-182’s summer / fall sojourn begins in Las Vegas at The Joint on July 24 and runs through October 3 when the band rolls into Atlantic City for a gig at the Borgata Events Center. Stops include Vancouver’s GM Place July 28; Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheatre August 4; Cincinnati’s Riverbend August 13; Pittsburgh’s Post Gazette Pavilion August 14; Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre August 15; Detroit’s (Clarkston’s) DTE Energy Music Theatre August 22; Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre August 23; and Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre September 6.

How do the members of blink-182 feel bout the upcoming tour? Bassist Hoppus is very excited.

“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!”

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Travis Barker at Atlanta’s HiFi Buys Amphitheatre.

Blink-182’s return to the concert stage is presented by T-Mobile Sidekick LX, State Farm and MySpace. Ticket sales begin May 30. For more information, please visit the blink-182 Web site by clicking here.