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Blink 182 Back at It
Blink 182 burst onto the punk rock scene back in the mid-1990s when “Dude Ranch” came out. Featuring a handful of hit songs, Blink 182 became a household name. Tickets to Blink 182 concerts are still hot items, both for long time fans and for those that are new to the concert scene. If you’ve never seen Blink, now is your chance to go see them.
A lot of people wonder what the “182” part of their name means. The band was originally called Blink, and really, the number was added on after another band already named Blink threatened legal action to them. They added the numbers as an afterthought, and band members have claimed that they are completely meaningless.
First getting together in 1992, Blink 182 has put out seven albums. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide, and have gone from an obscure punk band in the early 90s, to one of the most successful names in all of music less than ten years later. Today, they are almost a legendary name in the music business, and have a huge following. In fact, the New York Times once commented that Blink 182 was the most influential band of the 90s. Hit songs like “Josie,” “What’s My Age Again?,” “All the Small Things,” and more have become their own parts of American culture. They’ve played in big music festivals like the Warped Tour, and have toured with other legendary punk names like Green Day, The Aquabats, and NOFX.
Core band members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have played with other bands over the years, but have never been as popular elsewhere as they are when playing together. When headlining shows, tickets to Blink 182 tours will often sell out. If you’ve ever seen this band play, they put on a great show, often with the same levels of energy that they produced 20 years ago. Grab tickets now, and see this band put on one of the best sets you will ever get to see. Sure, they’ve expanded their musical sound a bit to a softer, more intellectual type of music, but they are still a fun, punk band at heart.