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Support acts for Blink 182Sidewaves confirmed

Blink 182 will be playing four sideshows while in Australia with the Soundwave Festival next month and thanks to a Twitter slip from promoter AJ Maddah we can confirm that they’ll be joined by The Vandals and Sharks.

The Vandals haven’t visited a shores since 2008, mainly due to drummer Josh Freese’s work with almost every band on earth (Weezer, Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Sting), but they’ll finally return to Australia to play Soundwave and the Blink Sidewaves this March.

English punks Sharks had been booked to support Pennywise’s tour last August, but when the shows were postponed they joined the Soundwave lineup. Their debut album No Gods was released in March 2012.

It took just three minutes for fans in Melbourne to snap up all the tickets to Blink’s first show and the Sydney date has also sold out. Tickets for the Brisbane gig and the second Melbourne show are still on sale.

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.”

Blink 182 Sidewaves:

Wednesday, February 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (All Ages) Sold Out
Friday, February 22 – The Marquee at RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (All Ages)
Tuesday, February 26 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages) Sold Out
Wednesday, February 27 – Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (All Ages)

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joshlaids said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

yyyyeeeeaaahhhh browny! everyone follow @brownypaul who caused the leak, top bloke and a funny man!


tyler07 said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

Good choice of supports! This should be a really fun show, glad I bought a spur of the moment ticket last week now.


gumbuoy said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

Browny ‏@brownypaul
RIP Megan Fox... HA! More like Rip Megan Fox's clothes off in a passionate (consensual) rage

Oh yeah, he's all class.


lineofbestfit said on the 3rd Jan, 2013

saw the vandals when blink 182 were still decent and i think they headlined over blink, scott era>travis era


OFFICER NO said on the 5th Jan, 2013

what do you think? post your comment...


OFFICER NO said on the 5th Jan, 2013

damn! i thought this might happen but i was hoping vandals would do there own sideshow.


grattan said on the 11th Jan, 2013

haha... the press release for this breaking news just arrived.


grattan said on the 5th Jul, 2013

Sharks have split up.

To all our fans,

We're sorry to announce that the four of us have decided to end our journey as Sharks.

Unfortunately all of our upcoming dates have been cancelled and we have no plans as of yet to play any final shows. We sincerely apologise to anyone who has bought tickets or were planning to buy tickets to any of these shows. On a positive note, we have just finished making a brand new music video for 'Gold' with our good friend Tom Lacey, which we'll be releasing for all of you in the coming weeks. We will also be holding a sale on all of the remaining Sharks shirts we have available, none of which will be re-printed.

We want to thank all of you for the incredible support you've given us over the last six years. We've been lucky enough to take Sharks all over the world and befriend many wonderful people along the way. It's given us so much joy to share our music with you. So with this farewell, we leave you with three records of which we are immensely proud of—The Joys of Living 2008-2010, No Gods, and Selfhood—which we hope you'll continue to enjoy long into the future.

We would also like to send a special thanks to our close friends and family and the great team of people we've had the pleasure of working with over the years -- Oliver Mitchell, Ross Warnock, Matthew Gordner and everyone at Rise Records, Ben Husted and Raw Power Management, Andy Somers and The Agency Group, BB Gun Press, Coffeebreath & Heartache, Vinyl Junkie and Swagger City Records.

Thank you, friends!

James, Andrew, Sam and Carl xxxx