21 Jul Don’t Blink! Blink 182 in concert for only two shows in Los Angeles
Travis Barker is set to return to the stage for the first time with his bandmates from Blink-182 following his brush with death late last year.
Blink-182 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre of Orange County will be joined by Weezer on Thursday, September 17 and Fall Out Boy on Friday, September 18. The unique double billing has proven to be a hit with punk fans across the Southland as both shows quickly sold out. The only way you are going to find any of these highly sought-after Blink-182 tickets would be to contact our friends at Golden Circle Tickets, who guarantee us that premium seats can still be yours.
The slender drummer, whose weight is more tattoo ink than muscle, was in South Carolina after performing a show with Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and DJ AM. The day after, he and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) boarded a plane headed for Van Nuys, CA and their lives would never be quite the same.
Shortly before takeoff, sparks were seen emanating from the private Learjet 60. The plane skidded off the runway, crashed into an embankment, and caught fire. Four were killed on impact, including Barker’s personal assistant, Chris Baker, and security guard, Charles Still. Amazingly, Barker and Goldstein survived.
Barker’s lower body and torso were covered in second and third-degree burns and medical experts gave him a year-long prognosis for full recovery. Barker even gave up vegetarianism in order to get more protein in his body to heal faster. Just two months after the crash, Barker made his return to the recording studio and on New Year’s Eve, Barker and DJ AM reunited for a performance at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles which was streamed across the nation online.
Now, Barker (who replaced Blink-182 founding member Scott Raynor in 1998) is joining up with his bandmates, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus, for the first Blink-182 tour since the tragedy that took the lives of four men and women. Blink-182 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is sure to be as emotional a reunion as can be for a band known for their lyrical toilet humor, especially when you consider that the band broke up in 2005.
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By A. Khalighi