blink-182 playing Music Hall of Williamsburg (and other dates)
by Andrew Sacher
We recently mentioned that ahead of their appearances at Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests, blink-182 are playing some shows, including some large venues in the surrounding NYC-area but none actually in NYC. Well that's still true, but it's just been announced that they will in fact play a NYC show, at the very intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 11. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Thursday (8/15) at noon. They also added another NJ show happening on September 10 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon with an AmEx presale starting Thursday at 9 AM. Both of the newly announced shows are benefit shows for different causes. A statement reads:
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker have announced a benefit show on Sept. 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The band will donate their entire fee from this intimate performance to benefit burn treatment centers, plus research and treatment for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The night before, on Sept. 10, blink-182 will perform at Sayreville, NJ's Starland Ballroom to support Sandy Relief as well as cancer and diabetes research and treatment.
As I mentioned last time we spoke, though it's easy to see this band as a goofy pop band, they're also very important and influential for a certain generation, and if you do have interest in seeing them, the chance to catch them at a place like Music Hall of Williamsburg is a pretty rare one. Remind yourself that you love those not-so-guilty pleasures with some videos, along with the list of updated tour dates, below.
blink-182 - "Dammit"
blink-182 - "What's My Age Again?"
blink-182 - "Stay Together for the Kids"
blink-182 -- 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 31, 2013 Fort Calgary X-Fest Calgary, Canada
Sep 1, 2013 Edmonton Northlands Grounds Edmonton, Canada
Sep 7, 2013 Revel Ovation Hall Revel Beach, NJ
Sep 8, 2013 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Sep 10, 2013 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Sep 11, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sept 12, 2013 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
Sept 14, 2013 Riot Fest / Humboldt Park Chicago, IL
Sep 18, 2013 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 19, 2013 Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Sep 20, 2013 91X / 30 Anniversary XFEST Chula Vista, CA
Sep 22, 2013 Riot Fest / May Farms Denver, CO