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Blink 182 officially announceSidewaves

Blink 182 have finally (really, actually) announced their Soundwave sideshows.

Following on from not one, but two false starts early this month Tom, Mark and Travis have revealed they will play additional shows at Allphones Arena in Sydney on February 20, The Marquee in Brisbane on February 22 and the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on February 26.

Already confirmed as headliners alongside Metallica and Slayer at Soundwave Festival next year these will be the first gigs that Blink have played in Australia since 2004, after which they went on an “indefinite hiatus.” Since their emotional reunion in 2009, triggered by drummer Travis Barker’s near-death experience in a plane crash, the band has released new album, Neighborhoods, which FL described as, “Blink 182 how they should sound now.”

Reviewing their comeback show in Manchester, Hive Magazine concluded: “They ended on a 3-song encore and the crowd screamed at the top of their lungs for one more song. There was a great sense of nostalgia and Blink 182 proved that they still have what they’ve always had. “

Recently FL went in to bat for the pop-punk heroes, defending their 1999 cross-over hit Enema Of The State. Check it out here!

Blink 182 Sidewaves:

Wednesday, February 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (All Ages)
Friday, February 22 – The Marquee at RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (All Ages)
Tuesday, February 26 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages)

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, 18 October.

Blink 182 setlist

Feeling This
Up All Night
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
I Miss You
After Midnight
First Date
Don’t Leave Me
Heart’s All Gone
Man Overboard
Fuck a Dog
Ghost on the Dancefloor
All the Small Things

Can a Drummer Get Some ) (Travis Barker drum solo)
Family Reunion

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, September 2012

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andy_chalmers_102 said on the 11th Oct, 2012

Might have actually considered going if it wasn't at Allphones


Pattonhawk said on the 11th Oct, 2012

no m&m's, fuck blink 182...


Mr_V1tr1oL said on the 11th Oct, 2012

freaking music bowl??!!! rageeeeeeee


AndyLedHead said on the 11th Oct, 2012

Music Bowl? perfect, don't have to pay to hear them!


doubtfulsounds said on the 11th Oct, 2012

All Ages - but aren't all the kids who listened to them in their misguided youth now hitting their 30's?


Braveheart81 said on the 11th Oct, 2012

This is totally relying on the youngsters to buy tickets.

Most of the people old enough to have seen them when they last toured never want to see them again.


berlinchair101 said on the 11th Oct, 2012

I would rather pour gasoline in my eyes than see them again.


Hinee said on the 11th Oct, 2012

Fully aware of every live review going around but still want to see them at SW sideshow. I have no doubts I'll enjoy rocking out what will be AT LEAST 50% Enema/Dude Ranch/Self Titled/TOYPAJ


jacegalvin said on the 11th Oct, 2012

Will possibly attend, despite all the shit said about them.


VegetableLasagne said on the 11th Oct, 2012

nostalgias sake, but allphones? fuck that..


grattan said on the 17th Oct, 2012


flat_eric said on the 22nd Oct, 2012

was thinking about getting a ticket to the sydney show as melbourne is sold out. is allphones really that bad?


lineofbestfit said on the 23rd Oct, 2012

saw them with sparta, sparta were more exciting and that's saying something as they aren't that lively live.


flat_eric said on the 23rd Oct, 2012

what is wrong with it, too big? yes i realise they aren't some revolutionary band. everyone knows what blink are and what you get from them. would like the opportunity to see them live once and reminisce


berlinchair101 said on the 23rd Oct, 2012

To be honest I prefer Allphones to the SEC as far as big arenas go.

It's not that they aren't revolutionary, it's that when I saw them they were bad and played their songs badly and a bad time was had by all.

But by all means go see them. Allphones is better than SEC and SFS in my opinion.


MuzikChik said on the 23rd Oct, 2012

What is the Sidney Myer Music Bowl like as a venue?
I was only able to secure lawn tickets.... what is the deal with the standing area being behind seating!?