Blink 182 extend 2017 UK tour

Pop-punk legends Blink 182 have added an extra date to the 2017 UK headline tour that brings them to Scotland next summer.

The US band, whose hits include All The Small Things, Adam’s Song and the haunting anthem I Miss You, released their seventh studio album California earlier this year.

The record was their first since guitarist Tom DeLonge quit the band and was replaced by former Alkaline Trio singer and vocalist Matt Skiba.

Blink had already announced that they will play several dates across the UK in July of 2017.

The tour kicks off in Cardiff on July 3 before heading to Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and London.

The band have now announced an additional date at London’s O2 for July 20. Tickets are on sale now.

Drummer Travis Barker says he won’t fly any more after he nearly died in a plane crash — but he’s not going to let that stop him going on the road with band in the UK and Europe next year.

“Before the plane accident I was using drugs – abusing drugs. I was going round the world on aeroplanes, being pulled in every direction.

“I started using to deal with my fear of flying. I hate flying. I would get a bunch of drugs to get on the plane. I thank God I got through it — I’m so happy to be here. I totally got a second chance.

“I’m so happy and blessed that I don’t have to deal with that ever again. So unless they find a way of teleporting me, I will just be touring the US and Europe — anywhere I can get to by boat or bus.

“I have been sober since the plane accident. I’m lucky I still get to do what I love. I love my life.

I’ll be on the boat for 10 days. I’ll run for about an hour and a half every day and bring a studio out with me with a practice kit and I’ll play for a couple of hours each day.”

Barker also said recently that Blink 182 hope to release an EP around Christmas featuring songs that didn’t make it onto California.

Blink-182 will play the following UK dates:

Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (July 3, 2017)
Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (July 4)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (July 5)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (July 7)

Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (July 9)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (July 11)
Manchester, Arena (July 14)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (July 15)
Bournemouth, BIC (July 17)
London, The O2 (July 19-20)

 

 

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