Blink-182 announce two intimate July UK dates – ticket details

Pop punk titans will follow their arena tour with two scaled down London and Manchester shows

Blink-182 have announced two intimate UK dates for this July.

The band, who released their comeback album ‘Neighorhoods’ in September last year, will follow their June and July UK and Ireland arena tour with two extra dates in London and Manchester.

The trio first headline Manchester’s O2 Apollo on July 24 and then play London’s O2 Academy Brixton on July 25.

This follows a lengthy run of arena shows, which kicks off on June 7 at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena and ends on July 12 at Liverpool Echo Arena. The new dates bring the total number of UK and Ireland shows booked for the band to 17.

The tour was originally pencilled in for last July, but was pushed back in order to allow the band to finish ‘Neighborhoods’.

Earlier this year, the band revealed they’re already working on the follow-up to the album, with frontman Mark Hoppus stating he’d been writing new songs while Tom DeLonge has been out on the road with his side-project Angels And Airwaves.

You can watch a video of Hoppus discussing the band’s plans by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Blink-182 will play:

Birmingham NIA (June 7)
London O2 Arena (8, 9)
Dublin O2 Arena (12)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (13)
Manchester Arena (15)
Birmingham LG Arena (16)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (17)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (19)
Glasgow S.E.C.C (20)
Bournemouth International Centre (July 7)
Eden Sessions (8)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (10)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (11)
Liverpool Echo Arena (12)
Manchester O2 Apollo (24)
O2 Academy Brixton (25)

Tickets for the shows at O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Apollo Manchester go onsale on Friday (May 25) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Blink-182 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.