They’re spending their third week at Number One on the Alternative Airplay Chart with “Bored to Death”. Yes, Blink-182 is back with their new album California as well as a U.S. tour. They may have been on the music scene since 1992, but did you know these interesting facts about the band?

 

1. These days, the group is made up of Travis Barker (drummer), Mark Hoppus (bassist and vocalist) and Matt Skiba (guitarist and vocalist). The band’s guitarist and co-founder Tom DeLonge left the band 2015; however, it’s not clear if he did so voluntarily.

 

Blink-182

 

2. The group was originally known as Blink, which happened to be the same name as an Irish band (who threatened to sue). So Blink added the random number “-182” to the end of their name. The rest is history!

 

 

3. Travis Barker used to be a drummer for The Aquabats, and was known by the stage name “Baron Von Tito”! Before The Aquabats, Barker worked as a garbage man.

 

Travis Barker

 

4. Their 1999 chart-topping song, “What’s My Age Again?” was originally called “Peter Pan Complex”.

 

 

5. Is Blink-182 touring in your city? Checkout their schedule:

Jul 21, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
San Diego, California

Jul 22, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
San Diego, California

Jul 23, 2016
Saturday @ 7:30pm
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jul 24, 2016
Sunday @ 7:30pm
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jul 26, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, Texas

Jul 28, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jul 29, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Dallas, Texas

Jul 30, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas

Jul 31, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Woodlands, Texas

Aug 2, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Lakewood Amphitheatre
Atlanta, Georgia

Aug 3, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, South Carolina

Aug 5, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
West Palm Beach, Florida

Aug 6, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Tampa, Florida

Aug 8, 2016
Monday @ 7pm
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, Tennessee

Aug 9, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Aug 10, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Aug 12, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, New Jersey

Aug 13, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, New York

Aug 14, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey

Aug 16, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Aug 17, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

Aug 19, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, Massachusetts

Aug 20, 2016
Saturday @ 7:30pm
Centre Bell
Montréal, Quebec

Aug 21, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Toronto, Ontario

Aug 23, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Lakeview Amphitheater
Syracuse, New York

Aug 24, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, New York

Aug 25, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
First Niagara Pavilion
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, Michigan

Aug 31, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sep 2, 2016
Friday @ 8pm
XFINITY Theatre
Hartford, Connecticut

Sep 3, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Bangor, Maine

Sep 4, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Saratoga Springs, New York

Sep 5, 2016
Monday @ 1pm
Atlantic City Beach
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Sep 8, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Sep 9, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Tinley Park, Illinois

Sep 10, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
Klipsch Music Center
Noblesville, Indiana

Sep 11, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Maryland Heights, Missouri

Sep 13, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado

Sep 15, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Taco Bell Arena
Boise, Idaho

Sep 17, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
KeyArena at Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington

Sep 18, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
Abbotsford Centre
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Sep 20, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Ridgefield, Washington

Sep 20, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Ridgefield, Washington

Sep 22, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sep 24, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, Arizona

Sep 25, 2016
Sunday @ 7pm
Isleta Amphitheater
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sep 28, 2016
Wednesday @ 7pm
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, California

Sep 29, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Irvine, California

Sep 30, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
The Forum
Inglewood, California

Oct 1, 2016
Saturday @ 7pm
The Forum
Inglewood, California

Oct 6, 2016
Thursday @ 7pm
Save Mart Center
Fresno, California

Oct 7, 2016
Friday @ 7pm
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Irvine, California