Sunday, April 23, 2017
601 E St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO 65806
All Ages, 6:30pm Doors
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Grammy nominated pop-punk band, Blink-182, announces new dates for the summer including music festivals and markets that they have missed during the first leg of the tour.
The trio had a phenomenal 2016, topping the charts with their number one album, ‘California’, and successfully headlining their summer tour in the states. Two songs off the album, ‘Bored to Death’ and ‘She’s Out of Her Mind’, both hit number one at Alternative Rock radio.
“We’re all very excited to continue touring. After spending all summer out on the road, we came home to finish the deluxe edition of California, and now we're ready to get back out there. Some festivals, a rodeo, playing cities we’ve never played before, it’s going to be a fun 2017!”
Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining ‘blink-182’ as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with ‘blink-182’ in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: "It was the best they've sounded in over a decade," the OC Weekly raved about the band's set.
Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Hoppus and Barker. Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, once they started working with producer John Feldmann, they soon discarded all the old material. "We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing," Hoppus says, "and suddenly we realized that we had written more than 20 new songs, and they were all really great.” While ‘blink-182’ have already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, they're emphatically looking forward to their seventh studio album. "This is the next step for us—it's not a stopgap and we're not punching a clock," Hoppus emphasizes. "We're not just a greatest-hits band, although we will play the hits. Blink is alive and well and we're excited about doing cool new stuff "It feels just like the old days, spending 14 or 16 hours in the studio until 2 o'clock in the morning, blasting the latest rough mix of a song as you drive home excited and exhausted, waking up and the band is the first thing you think of in the morning and then working all day on it. Every day in the studio has been a lot of fun.” According to The New York Times, "No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than ‘blink-182’.”