US pop-punk trio will also stream smaller performance online for fans to watch live
Blink-182 have announced plans to perform their 2003 self-titled album in full at two Los Angeles concerts next month.
The band, comprising of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker, will play all of the album at the Hollywood Palladium on November 6 before returning the next day for a second show. The gigs will be hosted by US radio station KROQ with Blink-182 also performing a smaller show at Red Bull Sound Space in LA during the day on November 7. The matinee performance will be live streamed for fans around the world able to watch the band play songs from the album.
Earlier this year Blink-182 confirmed that they are planning to release a brand new album in the “late spring/early summer” of 2014. Bassist Mark Hoppus said that the trio are hoping to head into the studio at the start of next year and have the record out not long after. “We haven’t thought about any new songs yet,” said Hoppus, but explained that the band will write the new album when they reconvene in the studio.
“It always happens when the three of us are together in a room,” said Hoppus of writing. “Because when [we’re not touring], Tom lives in San Diego, Travis lives in Los Angeles and I live in London, so we don’t really talk all that much. But then when we get in a room together, it all falls into place and we start making jokes. That’s when we start writing songs and reconnecting with everything.”
Released in 2003, ‘Blink-182’ includes the songs ‘Feeling This’, ‘I Miss You’ and ‘All Of This’, a collaboration with Robert Smith of The Cure. The album was Blink-182’s fifth studio album. Since its release the band have put out just one more record, ‘Neighbourhoods’ in 2011.