You can party like it’s 1999 with Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, on tour starting next month.
Blink-182 have prescribed an extra dose of nostalgia by announcing that they will play Enema of the State in full at every single stop on their North American tour with Lil Wayne. The move is part of the band’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of their breakout album that includes hit singles “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song” and “What’s My Age Again?”
The full-length is hailed as a raucous amalgam of crude jokes and pop-punk anthems that laid the foundations for Blink-182’s continued legacy.
Also part of the anniversary revelry is limited-edition merchandise inspired by the classic 1999 album. Blink-182 have released an anniversary capsule stuffed with dad hats and skate decks inspired by the iconic and influential tracks of Enema of the State. We’ll take one of everything, please.
You can peruse the merch market here.
The rumor mill was already running wild after bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus tweeted a picture of his Pepto Bismol pink bass alongside a setlist.
Blink-182 took to Instagram earlier this week to ask fans to share their own Enema stories and tell the band what the record has meant to them.
“20 years ago today in a galaxy far, far away ….Enema of the State was released and forever changed our lives,” the post read. “Thanks to you, it took our band places we never could have dreamed of going. And it was a ton of fun! Share your stories about Enema. Tell us about the first time you heard it and what it means to you.”
Among countless fan responses, one fan wrote, “Adam’s song saved my life.” Another said, “No other album has defined me as a person as much as Enema of the State. It literally changed my life. I will be forever grateful to blink-182.” Yet another said, “If you’re born between 1985-1993 there’s no excuse for this to not be in your top 5 all time favorite albums.”
20 years ago today in a galaxy far, far away….Enema of the State was released and forever changed our lives. Thanks to you, it took our band places we never could have dreamed of going. And it was a ton of fun! Share your stories about Enema. Tell us about the first time you heard it and what it means to you. #Enema20
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Not an Enema fan? Well, Blink-182 will also be playing new music and hits from other albums on their upcoming run, as well. Blink’s latest is 2016 LP California.
Blink-182 hit the road next month—you can find their tour dates and watch the band perform “All the Small Things” circa 1999 below. Check out the band’s latest tour poster further down and find out how to get your hands on tickets here.
Blink-182 Tour Dates:
27 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
29 – Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre
30 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Vans Warped Tour
01 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
03 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
06 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage
09 – Holmdel, N.J. @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
10 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
11 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
13 – Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
14 – Quebec City, Calif. @ Festival d’été de Québec
16 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
17 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Good Morning America
20 – Virginia Beach, Va @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
21 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
25 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
26 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
29 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
31 – Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
01 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
02 – Dallas, Texas @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
04 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
05 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07 – San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08 – Los Angles, Calif. @ The Forum
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands
27 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
31 – Seattle, Wash. @ White River Amphitheatre
02 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
04 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
06 – Wichita, Kan. @ Hartman Arena
07 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Stir Cove
08 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
10 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
14 – St. Loius, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
18 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
20 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
11 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock
To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long! And yes, we’re still playing the hits from the other albums, as well as new music. Get your tickets now, this is gonna be a fun one. (Link in bio) #blink182 #Enema20
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