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Blink 182 Team up With Doritos For Virtual Show

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As previously reported HERE, pop-punk megastars Blink 182 posted cryptic photos back in April showing the trio performing in front of a green screen.

Yesterday bassist Mark Hoppus revealed that the band were actually recording a free virtual show with Outkast’s Big Boi that will be available online on 6th July. After the words “free” “blink” and “concert” were used in the same sentence, unsurprisingly the first 500 advance tickets sold out within the first hour, possibly being sped along by Hoppus posting this update on his official Twitter: ‘remember that green screen stuff a little bit ago? blink-182. onstage. free. check it out HERE.”

According to the ticketmaster website, tickets can still become available by buying a packet of the special Doritos on the day of the show. Details are still currently a little hazy, but due to the website stating that a webcam is required it seems that the green screen will be filled with the happy faces of the ‘audience’. Unfortunately we believe this is currently just available to those in the US, more as we get it.

What do you think on this particular piece of marketing genius? We bet the people at Doritos are sitting on a pile of cash rubbing their bellies and chowing down on solid gold doritos, or at least we hope they are…



Blink 182 Post Full America Tour Dates & Support From FOB, TBS, Weezer & Panic


As previously reported, Blink 182 have broken their silence and announced that they will be touring across America this summer, with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Panic At The Disco, All American Rejects, Asher Roth and Chester French in tow.

Following last week’s announcement, the Blink camp has posted the full list of dates that they will be hitting this Summer, starting in July and ending in October.

Check out the post below:

” If it hadn’t been for drummer Travis Barker’s near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer.

But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a nearly 50-date North American arena and amphitheater tour, beginning July 24 at the Joint in Las Vegas, and wrapping Oct. 3 at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, N.J

Tickets for the tour go on sale May 30 at livenation.com. Presenting sponsors of trek include T-Mobile Sidekick LX, State Farm Insurance and MySpace.

Beyond October, Blink-182 has offers to play Australia’s Big Day Out and other European music festivals in 2010, according to Devoe. “That’s what I’m hoping is going to happen,” the manager says. “And in between these tours is when they’re going to be working on an album.”

Blink-182 doesn’t plan to route another North American tour until the band releases a new album, Devoe says. He notes that Blink-182 can’t work as quickly as it used to because the band members have family obligations and some live in different cities.

Here are Blink-182’s upcoming tour dates:

July 24: Las Vegas (the Joint)
July 28: Vancouver (GM Place)
July 30: Calgary, AB (Saddledome)
July 31: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Aug. 1: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center)
Aug. 2: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
Aug. 4: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheater)
Aug. 6: Boston (Comcast Center)
Aug. 7 Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi)
Aug. 8: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Aug. 9: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Aug. 12: Hershey, Pa. (the Star Pavilion)
Aug. 13: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 14: Pittsburgh (Post Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 15: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Omaha, Neb. (Westfair Amphitheater)
Aug. 18: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Aug. 20: Indianapolis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 21: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 23: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
Aug. 25: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 27: Saratoga, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 28: Camden, Pa. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 29: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center)
Aug. 30: Washington, D.C. (TBD)
Aug. 31: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Sept. 2: Cleveland (Blossom Music Center)
Sept. 3: St. Louis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 4: Kansas City, Kan. (Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone)
Sept. 6: Denver (Fiddlers Green Amphitheater)
Sept. 7: Salt Lake City (David O. McKay Events Center)
Sept. 10: Seattle (White River Amphitheater)
Sept. 12: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheater)
Sept. 13: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept. 14: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Sept. 16: San Diego (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 17: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 19: Phoenix (Tempe Beach Park)
Sept. 21: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Sept. 23: Dallas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Sept. 24: Houston (Superpages.com Center)
Sept. 26: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheater)
Sept. 27: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheater)
Sept. 29: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)
Oct. 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 2: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Events Center)”



Blink 182 To Tour With Fall Out Boy and Weezer!

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Recently reformed Pop-punk heroes, Blink 182 have finally answered fan’s prayers and announced their plans for a massive July tour across America.

Mark Hoppus announced that the mammouth tour will take them through the States from July 24th all the way until October, taking some famous friends on the road with them aswell. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Hoppus said: We started talking about bands to tour with and Weezer was actually one of the first ones that came up. They wanted to do the tour, and so did Fall Out Boy. It worked out perfectly.”

Unfortunately those hoping to watch the trio performing on the same stage will be out of luck, as Fall Out Boy have signed on for two-thirds of the dates, with Weezer filling the remaining third.

It’s no secret that Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is friends with the Blink boys, speaking to RS he said: “When we started our band, we were like, ‘Man, that’d be so awesome to meet Blink-182′. It’s been a great stretch of headlining tours the last few years, but there’s something interesting about opening up for bands when you have to rope the audience in.”

Attempting to cater to a credit-crunch plagued audience, Blink have also announced that tickets will be as low as $20 for the arenas. “We want this to be an experience that brings the show out to the audience.” Hoppus commented, also revealing that Kanye West and Daft Punk‘s set designer will be incorporated into creating the live show.

No word yet on if and when they will tour the rest of the world, but a full list of tour dates have now been posted. Check them out plus details on the full set of all-star supports RIGHT HERE. Would you see the Blink/Fall Out Boy/Weezer show if it pulled into your town?



Mark Hoppus Talks Blink 182 New “Video”

One third of the recently reformed heroes of pop-punk, Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus has spoken to MTV news about the band’s new video shoot. The update comes after the bassist/vocalist posted images that showed the trio performing in front of a green screen.

On his official blog Himynameismark.com, the rock-star turned producer posted this image, under the header “This is how I spent my Thursday”:

Under the photo were the words:
“I can’t say anything about this yet, but keep your eyes open.”

Suffice to say the images literally sent internet forums into overload, with fingers manically typing on keyboards around the world. Due to the mysterious nature of the post, Hoppus dropped MTV an email to clear a few things up:

“It’s definitely not what it seems to be. It’s not really a music video shoot, and it’s not really a movie shoot, it’s something that no other band has done, and the technology behind it is ridiculous. I don’t even know how to explain it.”

Hmm, how mysterious! Any ideas on what you think it could be? Our eyes are now officially open, wide open in fact. There are very few details on what Blink 182 have planned, from various Twitter posts it looks like the band have been rehearsing a number of songs from their back catalogue, aswell as working on new songs from an as of yet unknown new album, vaguely penciled in for Summer 2009.

And now to add to the fanfare is a new something or other that will show Blink 182 performing together, news on what it is and when you can lay your eyes on it will be provided as soon as we know.



Blink 182 To Tour With Weezer?

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Buzznet News is confirming that recently reformed punk-pop legends Blink 182 are planning to take Weezer on tour as their main support when they hit the road this Summer.

Despite no confirmation from either band camps yet, Buzznet has revealed that the pairing is definitely going to happen and should be announced shortly; “according to our source it’s now a done deal.”

There’s a good chance that this could work, especially since Weezer are currently in the studio, with their seventh album said to be out later in the year. We’re really really hoping that this turns out to be true and Blink fans will get a support band that are truly worthy of playing the same stage- and not some flash-in-the-pan act that was still in pre-school when ‘The Blue Album’ or ‘Dude Ranch’ came out.

We’ll keep you posted when and if this gets confirmed. Can you think of a better support act for the pop-punk titans?



Reading and Leeds Lineup! And it’s terrible!

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Right, Fancore wants to play a game with you. Pick your ideal 2009 Reading lineup. Simples. Okay AC/DC, Blink 182 and Green Day or Kings of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys. Okay 3, 2, 1…yup, thought so. Sadly the Reading organisers didn’t agree with you.

So while the rest of us go to Download, Bloodstock and Sonisphere to see real music, the scarf and tie set will trot off looking smug as fuck to this celebration of all things NME. Check out the horror for yourself at THIS link.

Fuck it, at least Deftones will be there. Dear lord though. Fuck.



Blink 182 Drop Teaser Video

Pop-punk godfathers Blink 182 have given fans something to salivate over while they prepare to tour, with the rather nifty little video posted above.

Fancore think’s it’s about time they came back to show us all pop-punk can be fun, thought-provoking and most of all not You Me At Six.

Welcome back lads, knock ’em dead!