Pop punk icons Blink-182 and hip-hop legend Lil Wayne have teamed up on a surprise co-headlining tour across North America this summer.
The arena tour kicks off 27 June 2 in Columbus, Ohio and spans 38 cities, with stops in Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping up on 16 September in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joining them on tour is special guest Welsh pop punk outfit Neck Deep, who will appear on all dates on the tour. In anticipation of the summer dates, the two artists also shared an unlikely mash-up between Blink’s smash hit ‘What’s My Age Again’ and Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit, ‘A Milli’.
Meanwhile, Blink-182 have been hinting that new music might be on the way, with Mark Hoppus telling ABC Radio that the band is moving away from guitar-centric songwriting, while working on their follow up to 2016’s California and aiming for a summer release.
“We’re trying to get away from picking up an acoustic guitar and starting a song that way,” Hopper said. “We’ve been writing songs based around beats that Travis (Barker) has come up with, or maybe just a keyboard line or one little guitar riff and building around that.”
He also talked about working with super-prouder Pharrell on new music, while drummer Travis Barker shared a clip of new material on Instagram.
The band is also slated to play special 25th Anniversary Warped Tour shows this summer along with the All-American Rejects and the Offspring.
As for Lil Wayne, there’s still no official word on a follow-up to 2018’s Tha Carter V, but the rapper did recently appear on a new 2 Chainz track, 2 Dollar Bill’, off his latest album, Rap or Go to the League.
Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, 10 May at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com, while Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, 7 May at 10am local time, until Thursday, 9 May.
Visit the official site for more details and view tour dates below.
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Tour
6-27 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
6-29 Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
6-30 Atlantic City, NJ – Vans Warped Tour ^
7-01 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7-03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7-05 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
7-06 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
7-07 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage ^
7-09 Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center ^
7-10 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
7-11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7-13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7-16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
7-17 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
7-20 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7-21 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7-23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7-25 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
7-26 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7-27 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7-29 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
7-31 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8-01 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
8-02 Dallas, TX – The Dos Equis Pavilion
8-04 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center ^
8-05 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8-07 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
8-27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8-30 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
8-31 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
9-02 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
9-04 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
9-06 Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena ^
9-07 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove ^
9-08 Kansas City, MO – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
9-10 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9-13 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest ^
9-14 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9-16 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center