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Blink-182 Have Added Extra Shows to Their Aussie Reunion Tour Before General Tickets Even Go on Sale

Unsurprisingly, a lot of folks want to see Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker play together again for the first time in nearly a decade.
By Sarah Ward
October 18, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
October 18, 2022
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What's your age again? Old enough to remember when blink-182's classic lineup of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker were initially together — and old enough to be excited that DeLonge has now rejoined the band, too. If that's you, then you will have been mighty excited about the above news, as well as the fact that the trio is hitting the road on a huge world tour, including heading to Australia.

To the surprise of no one, blink-182's upcoming trip Down Under has been getting a huge response, even before general tickets to its February 2024 shows go on sale. So, also unsurprisingly, the band has just added extra gigs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Melburnians can now choose between Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14 at Rod Laver Arena; Sydneysiders can opt for either Friday, February 16 or Saturday, February 17 at Qudos Bank Arena; and Brisbanites have Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre to pick from. Well, assuming you nab tickets quick smart from 1pm on Thursday, October 20 local time — or hop on the Live Nation and Spotify pre-sales at 1pm on Wednesday, October 19.

That feeling you get when a decades-old band either reforms its beloved lineup and hits the road, or tours your way with a huge history behind them, kickstarting all those nostalgic old memories? If you're blink-182 fan, you clearly know the right words for that: well I guess this is growing up.

DeLonge, Hoppus and Barker — with Rise Against in support — will start their Australian run in Perth, then head to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

For three decades, blink-182 have been the voice inside punk and rock fans' heads, especially in the late 90s and early 00s thanks to albums Enema of the State and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Now that they're back together after DeLonge left the band in 2015, blink-182 are also recording new music together, with single 'Edging' out now.

Expect to hear everything from 'Dammit', 'Josie' and 'What's My Age Again?' to 'All the Small Things' and 'I Miss You' live, though — and yes, the latter feels oh-so-apt right now.

BLINK-182 2024 AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR:

Friday, February 9 — RAC Arena, Perth
Sunday, February 11 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tuesday, February 13–Wednesday, February 14 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday, February 16–Saturday, February 17 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Monday, February 19–Tuesday, February 20 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday, February 23 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Monday, February 26 — Christchurch Arena, Christchurch

Blink-182 will tour Australia and New Zealand in February 2024. Live Nation and Spotify pre-sales start at 1pm on Wednesday, October 19 — and general sales from 1pm on Thursday, October 20 (all local time). For more information, head to the Live Nation website.

Published on October 18, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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