In celebration of Enema of the State‘s 20th birthday, multi-platinum pop punk icons blink-182 will be making an appearance at the Xcel Energy Center 9/12 with Lil Wayne and special guest Neck Deep performing the classic album in its entirety. On this tour, fans will be hearing hits like “What’s My Age Again”, “Adams Song”, “All the Small Things”, as well as deeper cuts on the album like “Mutt” and “Aliens Exist”. While the band plans on playing the album front to back, they have also promised to play all the hits as well, so you can be assured for a full night of only the best blink-182.
If you are interested in seeing this special anniversary show, tickets are available HERE.
“Formed in Southern-California in 1992 by Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus, blink-182 is credited as one of the main drivers of the the post-grunge pop punk revolution.The band emerged from the So Cal punk since in the early 1990s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor. The band’s combination of pop music melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The trio has sold over thirteen million albums in the United States, and over 50 million albums worldwide. In 2011, The New York Times asserted, “no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182”, and even as the band receded after its 2005 split, “its sound and style could be heard in the muscular pop punk of Fall Out Boy or in the current wave of high-gloss Warped Tour punk bands, like All Time Low and The Maine. Since 2015, the lineup of the band has consisted of bass guitarist and vocalist Mark Hoppus drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba.”
“Lil Wayne is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was discovered by Birdman and joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.’z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper B.G. The duo then joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk, in 1997, which foresaw the release of their debut album, Get It How U Live!, that same year. The group became popular following the release of the platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the 1999 single “Bling Bling”. Lil Wayne gained more prominence with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), which became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the United States. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and includes the singles “Lollipop”, “A Milli” and “Got Money”.”
“Neck Deep are a Welsh pop punk band from Wrexham, who formed in 2012 when vocalist Ben Barlow met former lead guitarist Lloyd Roberts. The pair posted a song (“What Did You Expect?”) online under the name Neck Deep. The song soon gained attention online, resulting in the addition of rhythm guitarist Matt West, drummer Dani Washington/Abasi, and former bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans. They released a pair of EPs, Rain in July (2012) and A History of Bad Decisions (2013), both recorded by Barlow’s older brother, before signing with Hopeless in August 2013. The band is considered one of the current staples of 2010’s pop-punk.”