Blink-182 Critics’ Pick
Published in Blog Archive, City Pages. Tags: Music.
Nearly four years after the group went on hiatus, the members of Blink-182 announced at the Grammy Awards this past February that they would be reforming. With an album of new material in the works, the group took to its first tour this past July—a 50-plus-date journey that will see the band on the road through October. Known for their cheeky lyrics, the California pop-punk band saw their largest success with 1999’s Enema of the State, which featured the massively popular singles “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things.” The album would go on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide. It was followed up with 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, whose lead single, “The Rock Show,” will be featured on the upcoming Guitar Hero 5 video game. After a breakup, hiatus, and a tragic plane accident that nearly took drummer Travis Barker’s life, this pop-punk band is aiming to get back on top—here’s hoping they mix in a few new songs with old favorites at tonight’s show. Blink will be joined by Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and Chester French.
[This critics’ pick was originally published by City Pages.]