Blink 182's Australian tour has just gotten larger. A number of new dates were announced earlier today and will see the band making stops in Melbourne, Newcastle, Canberra and Wollongong. The band were forced to cancel their tour in March when drummer Travis Barker broke his foot. The cancelled shows were later rescheduled for September, but the band will now retun in late August for a 10 date tour. Opening acts for the tour will be Sparta and Gyroscope.
Dates are as follows:
08/28 - Canberra @ AIS Arena 08/29 - Wollongong @ Entertainment Centre 08/31 - Melbourne @ Festival Hall 09/02 - Newcastle @ Entertainment Centre 09/03 - Brisbane @ Entertainment Centre 09/04 - Brisbane @ Entertainment Centre 09/06 - Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion 09/07 - Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion 09/08 - Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion 09/09 - Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion
In related news, The new Blink-182 "Down" video premieres next week. To see behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot, check the "About" section of Blink-182's web site. The song is also available for download from iTunes. Another Blink-182 track, "Not Now," is available exclusively for download on iTunes. Check it out!
In other news, the band will perform on CBS's "Late Night with David Letterman" next week. The guys are scheduled to appear on May 27. Check local listings for further details.