Blink-182 Are Reuniting with Tom DeLonge for a Huge World Tour — and They're Coming Down Under in 2024

Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker will play together for the first time in nearly a decade, including in Australia and New Zealand.
Sarah Ward
Published on October 12, 2022

That feeling you get when a decades-old band either reforms its classic 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'll know the right words for that: well I guess this is growing up.

Actually, if you're a blink-182 fan, you'll be feeling all of the above right now. The group's best-known lineup is indeed back together, with Tom DeLonge rejoining Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker to play together for the first time in nearly a decade. They're heading around the world on a massive tour, and yes, as part of that, they're coming to Australia and New Zealand.

'Coming' is the theme of the announcement video the band put together to reveal the news — so if you're already wondering "what's my age again?", there's another reason for that train of thought.

In much of the world everybody will like seeing blink-182 live again in 2023; however, Down Under, that'll happen in February 2024.

DeLonge, Hoppus and Barker — with Rise Against in support — will start their Australian run in Perth, then head to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In NZ, they're playing two shows: Auckland and Christchurch.

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' releasing on Friday, October 14.

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.


Friday, February 9 — RAC Arena, Perth
Sunday, February 11 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tuesday, February 13 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday, February 16 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Monday, February 19 — 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. Blink-182 fan club pre-sales start at 12pm on Thursday, October 13, with Live Nation and Spotify pre-sales from 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.

Top image: Jack Bridgland.

Published on October 12, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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