blink-182 playing first-ever Norway show (with black metal bands)
blink-182 have been having a comeback year, and now the band (which currently has Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba in place of Tom Delonge) will play their first-ever Norway show. And you can't make this up but it's at... an extreme metal festival.
blink are one of the headliners at Tons of Rock Festival, which also includes a good amount of high-quality Norwegian black metal, like the legendary Emperor celebrating the 20th anniversary of Anthems to the Welkin At Dusk, Satyricon and Taake. There's also doom legends Candlemass, German thrash vets Sodom, Swedish power metallers Sabaton (playing 2012's Carolus Rex), and more.
If you've ever wanted to hear "What's My Age Again?" and "Ye Entrancemperium" at the same festival, your dreams are finally coming true.