Missing from the scene for nearly five years, popular pop punkers blink-182 played to over 14,000 fans Wednesday night at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood along with Asher Roth and Valencia. The show was rescheduled from a few weeks ago due to the death of DJ AM and his friendship with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The two were the only survivors of a plane crash last September. This was the last show of the 2009 concert season at Aaron’s.
(From Wiki): Blink-182 (often stylized as blink-182) is an American rock band from Poway, California that predominantly plays pop punk music. The band was formed in 1992 as “Blink” with members Tom DeLonge (vocals, guitar), Mark Hoppus (vocals, bass) and Scott Raynor (drums). In 1998, midway through a U.S. tour, drummer Travis Barker replaced Raynor. DeLonge left the group in early 2005, initiating an indefinite hiatus. DeLonge went on to form Angels & Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker continued playing music together in +44. On February 8, 2009, Blink-182 announced that they are continuing as a band, with the brief statement posted on their website saying “To put it simply, We’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album.” DeLonge cites punk rock bands Descendents and Screeching Weasel as influences, although the band’s songwriting and production are driven by a pop sensibility.
On August 21, 2008, Jerry Finn (Blink 182’s producer) died of a cerebral hemorrhage. This would later be one of the catalysts for all the members of Blink 182 communicating again in September 2008, which would be the first time Tom would communicate with his bandmates in 3.5 years. The band is also working on a documentary movie, currently titled “The Blinkumentary”, about their recent reformation and reunion tour. On August 26, 2009, an official trailer for the documentary was posted on the production company’s official Youtube page.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BLINK MEMBER? HOW MANY OF THEIR SHOWS HAVE YOU BEEN TO AND HOW DID LAST NIGHT”S CONCERT COMPARE?
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