Tag: Blink 182

BLINK-182, O2 Arena – Evening Standard, 20 July 2017

Known for their jolly pop-punk and fart gags, behind the scenes Blink-182 have been having less fun. Putting aside drummer Travis Barker’s near-death experience in a 2008 plane crash, co-frontmen Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge’s entertaining onstage bickering took a turn for the worse when DeLonge quit the band for a second time in 2015, wishing to spend more time… Read more →

BLINK 182, Brixton Academy – Evening Standard, 7 Aug 2014

Reading Festival “warm-up” was right. It was unbearably hot in Brixton Academy, while the long-running American pop-punk band who aren’t Green Day prepared for their festival headline slot at the end of this month. Hard-rocking Reading has always held a torch for this frenetic, goofy sound even when its fortunes have waned, though there is renewed interest right now thanks… Read more →