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Blink-182 Announce Tour Dates, Rescheduled Las Vegas Residency
Concerts & Tours

Blink-182 Announce Tour Dates, Rescheduled Las Vegas Residency

After canceling a Las Vegas residency earlier this year due to drummer Travis Barker’s health, Blink-182 have rescheduled the shows as well as announced a handful of tour dates for September. The band, anchored by Mark Hoppus, will be focusing on the Midwest in September starting on the 12th in Moorehead, Minnesota. The Las Vegas residency is now set for...

Blink-182 Releases “California”
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Blink-182 Releases “California”

Blink-182 had around 30 songs written before heading into the studio to record its latest effort, California. But, when the pop-punk band, now featuring guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, started working together on the group’s seventh studio album, all those songs went out the window. “We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing,”...

Blink-182 to Headline Honda Civic 2011 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Blink-182 to Headline Honda Civic 2011 Tour

Blink-182 will be be going out on tour starting as part of the Honda Civic Tour 2011 in support of their upcoming and yet-to-be-titled album. The group will be co-headlining the trek, which spans August to October, with My Chemical Romance with tour dates crossing the entire US. Though they disbanded in 2005, Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus says that since...

Mark Hoppus: Blink 182 Return to the Studio
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Mark Hoppus: Blink 182 Return to the Studio

Blink-182 is back in the studio again, according to frontman/bassist Mark Hoppus, via Twitter. “At the studio. Re-commencing the blink-182 album… NOW!” he wrote. Hoppus also gave an update on his blog from the studio, with pictures of the bass he is recording with and his mic’ing technique. This will be Blink-182’s first studio album since their 2003 self-titled album....

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Mark Hoppus could produce your band’s next track

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 is donating eight hours of studio time and his producing skills to the highest bidder at his auction sponsored on Charitybuzz.com. The winner of the auction gets to be produced by Hoppus and Chris Holmes in Hoppus’ California based studio Opera Music, which has been used recently by artists such as Blink 182, Eminem, New...

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Mark Hoppus bass giveaway

Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus will be meeting fans at The Fast Life in Los Angeles, California, on Halloween to give away his one-of-a-kind Fender Mark Hoppus model jazz bass with custom artwork by Chase Tafoya. He says it’s been his favorite bass on Blink-182’s latest tour. The giveaway will be in the form of a bingo showdown for 100 lucky...

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Mark Hoppus Op-Ed on Health Care

Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus recently wrote an op-ed piece to the Huffington Post about the current healthcare debate in the USA. Hoppus was inspired to write after an incident with caterer Ali Vatter on Blink-182’s tour. Vatter required emergency surgery to have her appendix removed after two months of being on the road, and she was uninsured. She told Hoppus...

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Pete Wentz gets head shaved by Mark Hoppus on tour

At the performance in Madison Square Garden, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz had his head shaved by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182. The head shaving was allegedly payment from Wentz to do anything to be on tour with Blink. Wentz has described how big of an influence Blink has had on him: “Ever since I heard Dude Ranch I...

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Mark Hoppus confirms working with Panic! at the Disco

Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus has confirmed that he is working with Panic! at the Disco to produce at least one “gigantic” song on their upcoming LP. In a recent interview with MTV news Hoppus said: “I’ve heard a few of Panic! at the Disco’s demos for the new album, and they’re really strong… There’s one track in particular that...

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Blink 182 Mark Hoppus Q&A

Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus has been interviewed by the Los Vegas Sun, to talk about the the 52-date tour scheduled to kick off this week, and their new album project. You may remember that we covered Blink 182’s announcement to reunite in March. The venues for Blink 182 tour have been selling out quickly. Hopper’s view on the huge...