After Dropping their UK Tour in July, Blink-182 have announced they will be touring the US in August with My Chemical Romance as part of the Honda Civic Tour.
So they can drop the UK Tour but expect us to be fine with a US tour only months after? Bassist Mark Hoppus had this to say:
Hello fellow humans in the UK and Europe. I understand your confusion and frustration at hearing the US tour announcement tonight. Here’s what’s up. This tour was booked ALONGSIDE the UK/European dates, a long time ago. We did NOT book the US tour after deciding to postpone the UK/European dates. The plan was to finish the album, tour the UK/Europe, and then come back for the US tour. We ran late on when we thought we’d finish the album, and unfortunately the time we needed made the first leg impossible.
Hopefully it’s for the best, because some of the best work on the album is being done these past few weeks. Now there’s a hard deadline for the album to be turned in, and it will be released during our US tour.
That’s what’s up. I get and share your anger at the postponement of the first leg of the tour. As we’ve said before, it wasn’t a decision lightly made. At all. But don’t think for a second that we decided to tour the US instead of the UK. It’s not the case. For me personally, I can’t wait to get back across the pond. With new songs and a new show.
What we think:
They’re touring the US for the money, then if they’re still a band at the end of it (and we think thats a big if!) they might spare some time in a few years to come over here.
So there you go, a new Blink-182 album will be released before the tour ends on October 15.