The “classic” blink-182 lineup has reunited for a concert tour that will bring the pop-punk band to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena next summer, on Tuesday, June 27.
In typically twisted style for blink-182, the world tour was announced Tuesday (Oct. 11) in a video posted to social media.
“We Are Coming to a city near you” says the title of the video, which might raise some eyebrows if played at work.
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 on Live Nation platforms.
Other Canadian tour dates include May 11 in Toronto, June 29 in Edmonton and June 30 in Calgary, with Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker hitting the stage again for the first time in nearly 10 years, with guests Turnstile.
The new blink-182 single, “Edging,” is out Friday, Oct. 14.
The band’s global tour will start in March and continue through February 2024.
The tour announcement includes multiple festival appearances in Latin America and the U.S., including Lollapalooza alongside co-headliners Billie Eilish and Drake and the 2023 edition of We Were Young with Green Day and others.
Meantime, the electronic CONTACT music festival will return to BC Place on Dec. 29-30 with The Chainsmokers, UK electronic music group Above & Beyond, Canadian DJ duo Loud Luxury, dubstep DJ Subtronics and other artists.
The two-day EDM fest could attract 34,000 guests over two days. Launched a decade ago, the all-ages event promises state-of-the-art technical production, pyro and lighting across two stages. Tickets are sold starting Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. on contact-festival.com.
Closer to Surrey, singer-pianist Michael Kaeshammer will perform Dec. 3 at Massey Theatre in New Westminster, as part of a coast-to-coast Canadian tour to close out 2022.
“Kaeshammer is promising an uplifting evening of music and storytelling,” says an event advisory. “While the show will include selections spanning his beloved back catalogue, fans new and old will also be treated to a preview of his upcoming release, ‘Turn It Up.’ Expected in early 2023, the collection finds Kaeshammer building on his signature blend of classical, jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie with effortless pop hooks for a compelling crossover style that’s immediately engaging yet impressively substantial.”
Tickets are found on masseytheatre.com.
Also at the Massey, an International Guitar Night concert Jan. 28 will feature Canadian award-winner Jocelyn Gould, Spanish flamenco master Jesus Guerrero, classical guitarist Stephanie Jones and jazz player Itmar Erez.
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