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20th Anniversary Tour Blink-182

20th Anniversary Tour
Tour by Blink-182
Blink182 europeposter.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Associated albumNeighborhoods
Dogs Eating Dogs
Start dateAugust 15, 2011 (2011-08-15)
End dateOctober 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)
No. of shows23 in North America
44 in Europe
9 in Australia
76 Total
Blink-182 concert chronology

The 20th Anniversary Tour[1][2] (originally known as the Neighborhoods Tour) is the eleventh headlining concert tour by American pop punk band, blink-182. The tour supports the band's sixth studio album, Neighborhoods. Originally planned to begin in Europe, the tour was postponed so the band could focus on finishing their album. The tour visited Canada in 2011, the United States and Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013, and Europe again in 2014. The 20th Anniversary Tour was the last tour with Tom DeLonge, whom left the band for the second time in 2015.


The tour was first announced in November 2010, shortly after the band performed at various music festivals in the Germany, France and England.[3] Initial dates revealed arena shows in Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne. Nottingham, Birmingham and London.[4] The tour would mark the band's first arena shows in seven years.[5] Additional dates for the tour were announced in December 2010, with festival appearances scheduled for T in the Park and Oxegen. Four Year Strong were announced to open show in the United Kingdom. While promoting his talk show, Hoppus on Music on Popeater, Mark Hoppus announced the band will tour the United States along with Europe.[6]

In April 2011, the band postponed their European tour until 2012.[7]Tom DeLonge stated the band's forthcoming album was not complete and they wanted to provide new songs on the tour, not repeating their previous tour. A detailed explanation followed on the band's official website. It says:

"It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce our planned 2011 European Summer tour has been rescheduled. When we booked the tour last year, we were confident that we would have the new album out before the Summer. Turns out we were mistaken as the album is taking longer than we thought and won't be out till later this year. We hoped we would have some new songs to play rather than do another 'greatest hits tour' which you all saw last Summer. As much as we know our fans would be cool with that, we feel that we owe you guys something new when you spend your money to come see us. Frankly, it's what needs to continue for us to remain vital. The three of us are working very hard to do what we set out to do when we re-formed...get a new blink-182 album recorded. Apologies to all of our fans who have bought tickets and were looking forward to the Summer shows but we'll be back soon with the rescheduled dates in Summer 2012, have a new album out and be able to play new songs for you all. Thanks for all of the continued support and understanding".[8]

Shortly after this announcement, media outlets confirmed the band would tour the U.S. on the 10th Annual Honda Civic Tour. The band opened the long running concert tour back in 2001. They were joined by My Chemical Romance. With the album near completion in June 2011, the band toured Canada in August, separate from the Honda Civic Tour.

Opening acts


  1. "Feeling This"
  2. "Up All Night"
  3. "The Rock Show"
  4. "What's My Age Again?"
  5. "Down"
  6. "I Miss You"
  7. "Stay Together for the Kids"
  8. "Dumpweed"
  9. "Not Now"
  10. "Always"
  11. "Violence"
  12. "After Midnight"
  13. "First Date"
  14. "Heart's All Gone"
  15. "Dick Lips"
  16. "Man Overboard"
  17. "Ghost on the Dancefloor"
  18. "All the Small Things"
  19. "Josie"
  1. "Untitled I" (contains elements of "Can a Drummer Get Some?", "Beat Goes On", "Let's Go" and "Misfits") (Instrumental Interlude)
  2. "Carousel"
  3. "Dammit"
  4. "Family Reunion"


  • During the concert at the LG Arena, the band performed "Reckless Abandon" and "Going Away to College".[13]
  • During the concert at the Manchester Arena, the band performed "Wasting Time"[14]
  • During the concert at Glasgow S.E.C.C, the band performed "Wasting Time" and "Reckless Abandon".
  • During the concert at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, the band performed "All of This"[14]
  • During the concert at the O2 Academy Brixton, the band performed "Reckless Abandon", "Going Away to College", "Dick Lips" and "All of This".[15]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[9][16]
August 16, 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
August 17, 2011 Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 25, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre
August 26, 2011 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
August 27, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 28, 2011 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
October 29, 2011[A] New Orleans United States City Park
June 7, 2012 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
June 8, 2012 London The O2 Arena
June 9, 2012
June 12, 2012 Dublin Ireland The O2
June 13, 2012 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
June 15, 2012 Manchester England Manchester Arena
June 16, 2012 Birmingham LG Arena
June 17, 2012 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
June 19, 2012 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
June 20, 2012 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
June 23, 2012[C] Neuhausen ob Eck Germany Neuhausen ob Eck Airfield
June 24, 2012[D] Scheeßel Eichenring
June 25, 2012 Essen Grugahalle
June 26, 2012 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
June 28, 2012[E] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
June 30, 2012 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle
July 1, 2012[G] Arras France Citadelle d'Arras
July 3, 2012 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
July 4, 2012[H] Lucca Piazza Napoleone
July 5, 2012 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
July 7, 2012 Bournemouth England Windsor Hall
July 8, 2012[H] Bodelva Eden Project
July 10, 2012 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
July 11, 2012 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena Nottingham
July 12, 2012[I] Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
July 14, 2012 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
July 17, 2012[J] Nîmes France Arena of Nîmes
July 19, 2012 Barcelona Spain Sant Jordi Club
July 20, 2012 Madrid Palacio de Deportes
July 21, 2012 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
July 24, 2012 Manchester England O2 Apollo Manchester
July 25, 2012 London O2 Academy Brixton
North America[18][19]
September 13, 2012 Thackerville United States WinStar Global Center
September 14, 2012
September 28, 2012 Las Vegas Boulevard Pool
September 29, 2012
February 20, 2013[L] Sydney Australia Allphones Arena
February 22, 2013[L] Brisbane Brisbane Exhibition Ground
February 23, 2013[K]
February 24, 2013[K] Sydney Sydney Olympic Park
February 26, 2013[L] Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
February 27, 2013[L]
March 1, 2013[K] Flemington Racecourse
March 2, 2013[K] Adelaide Bonython Park
March 4, 2013[K] Perth Claremont Showgrounds
North America
August 31, 2013[M] Calgary Canada Fort Calgary
September 1, 2013[N] Edmonton Northlands Grounds
September 6, 2013 Montclair United States Wellmont Theatre
September 7, 2013 Atlantic City Ovation Hall
September 8, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
September 10, 2013 Sayreville Starland Ballroom
September 11, 2013 New York City Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 12, 2013 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center
September 14, 2013 Chicago Riot Fest
September 18, 2013[O] Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
September 19, 2013 Las Vegas Boulevard Pool
September 20, 2013[P] Chula Vista Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 20, 2014 Montebello Canada Montebello Arena
August 6, 2014 London United Kingdom Brixton Academy
August 7, 2014 Lokeren Belgium Grote Kaai
August 8, 2014 London United Kingdom Brixton Academy
August 11, 2014 Budapest Hungary Óbudai-Sziget
August 13, 2014 Übersee Germany Festivalgelände Übersee
August 14, 2014 Sankt Pölten Austria Green Park
August 15, 2014 Prague Czech Republic Tipsport Arena
August 16, 2014 Leipzig Germany Störmthaler See
August 18, 2014 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
August 19, 2014 Dortmund Westfalenhallen 1
August 20, 2014 Hamburg Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
August 22, 2014[Q] Leeds United Kingdom Bramham Park
August 24, 2014[Q] Reading Little Johns Farm
North America
October 11, 2014[R] Las Vegas United States MGM Resorts Village
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows

Critical reception

The shows in Canada were well received by music critics. Rob Williams (Winnipeg Free Press) gave the concert at the MTS Centre four out of five stars. He says, "It didn't seem to matter to the crowd of 6,000 who ate everything up, from old favourites like 'Feeling This', 'Rock Show' and 'What's My Age Again?' to the new 'Up All Night' and 'After Midnight', both which lack the melodic hooks of their best material".[32] For their show at Rexall Place, Mike Ross (Jam!) gave the band four out of five stars. .[33]

The band's Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/11 benefit show received critical acclaim. "On Wednesday night, Blink tore through the tiny Brooklyn club, raging hard and bringing some much needed relief to a city still dealing with the terrorist attacks of a dozen years ago", wrote James Montgomery of MTV News. "There were no somber moments, just Blink's patented brand of hard-bopping pop punk (and the occasional masturbation joke). And based on how the crowd's reaction, it was just what this city needed."[34] Patrick Flanary of Rolling Stone called it "easily Blink's smallest gig in ages", writing that "Music Hall of Williamsburg made for a wall-to-wall pit of fans hell-bent on slamming beers and slam-dancing. Even stage security joined in the fun; one bouncer, while corralling crowd-surfers, sang along to "I Miss You.""[35] Mischa Pearlman of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that "They still know how to entertain and have fun, mixing the ri-dick-ulous with the emotional [...] [they] did both themselves and the charities they're raising money for more than proud."[36] Chris Payne of Billboard wrote that "The Music Hall of Williamsburg is usually reserved for buzz bands, established indie acts, and nostalgia tours, but Blink-182 was never one to play by the typical rock rules -- last night they nearly tore the place down with a intimate, frenzied performance for a tightly packed room of diehard fans."[37]The Village Voice Maria Sherman called the performance "better than anything", noting that "For Blink, with age comes consistency, and they showcased it by playing the set list they've played all tour, which mostly consists of the hits. It's consistent, but never complacent: this is the difference between the good and the great. Guess which camp Blink belong to?"[38]

External links


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