Blink-182 announce pair of New England concerts

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Blink-182 have announced plans to celebrate their 20th anniversary by hitting the road this spring for handful of shows in the Northeast. Prior to the group’s headlining slot at the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey, the pop-punk veterans will perform shows in New Hampshire and Connecticut this May.

On Thursday, May 17, Blink-182 will perform at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $39.50 and $59.50. The following night, the band will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $49.50 and $ 69.50. The All-American Rejects will open both shows.

Blink-182 will also be promoting their new album, Neighborhoods. Released last September, the band sixth studio effort and first in eight years debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It is the first Blink-182 album produced by the band members without the help of an outside record producer. Neighborhoods features singles “Up All Night” and “After Midnight”. The video for the latter is streaming below.

“We wanted something that was a little troubled because the song is a troubled love song,” said singer-bassist Mark Hoppus of the video in a press release. “Isaac (Rentz, the director) came up with this idea of a guy and a girl trapped inside of an insane asylum. They find one another, they escape themselves for the evening and they have a night of reckless romance before they get put back into their cells.”

Hoppus, guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker reunited in 2009 after a tumultuous four-year hiatus.

In related news, Boston’s Twin Berlin recently released their brand new EP, There Goes My Virtue, which was produced by Barker. The band recorded the 3-song EP with the Blink-182 drummer at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles last fall after winning Guitar Center’s “Your Next Record” contest.

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