BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS ‘EM
by Ben Foster
Blink-182, one of the biggest pop punk bands of all time, have been confirmed to headline an Eden Session on Sunday July 8.
The Californian three-piece come to Eden following the release of their acclaimed sixth studio album Neighborhoods last September.
Tickets went on sale today and are already selling fast.
Blink 182 split in 2005 but are back with a new sound after regrouping a couple of years ago.
Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker, are probably best known for turn of the Century anthology Enema of the State, a smash hit in 1999.
The album sold 15m copies and spawned perhaps the band’s best known singles: All the Small Things, What’s My Age Again and Adam’s Song.
Enema of the State was Blink-182’s third studio album, following 1994’s Cheshire Cat and 1996’s Dude Ranch.
It came before 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket and their self-titled fifth studio album.
The band split in 2005 but reformed in 2009.
The new album Neighborhoods is a much more grown up offering
Blink-182 have sold more than 27 million albums in their long career.
Eden marketing man Martin Williams: “Blink-182 are a great coup for the Eden Sessions.
“The band defined the pop-punk sound of the late nineties and early noughties, mixing catchy guitar hooks with lyrics that tackle serious issues in a humorous way.
“We’re really excited to be part of Blink’s return to the top and can’t wait to hear them perform songs from their long-awaited new album at Eden.”
Blink-182 are the second announcement for the 2012 Eden Sessions.
UK soul and hip-hop star Plan B will headline a show on Friday July 6. More acts will be announced soon.
The Eden Sessions enter their eleventh year in 2012.
Last year Brandon Flowers, Pendulum, the Smashing Pumpkins and the legendary Primal Scream all played.
Oasis, Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Muse and awesome Kanda Bongo Man have all graced the Eden mainstage dome.
Eden have a scheme called Inside Track which you can join to make sure you get first refusal on tickets for this years gigs.
Tickets to the Blink-182 Eden Session cost £35 plus booking fee and are on sale now (Tuesday).
To snap up a ticket well in advance, phone the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972 or visit Eden Sessions at their homepage.