On-again, off-again pop-punk heroes Blink-182 have announced a massive tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The jaunt will also be in support of their recently-released reunion album "Neighbors", their first record since taking an extended and reportedly acrimonious hiatus 8 years ago. Asked about the recent reunification, singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge was typically blunt.

"It was super awkward! It's like any other band, where everyone's trying to act cool and unaffected but really everyone is uncool and super affected," he said.  "It's no big deal, we got through it. The only thing that heals those situations is time. At this point, it's normal, finally."

Asked about the new album's slightly darker tone, DeLonge credits the horrific plane crash that almost killed drummer Travis Barker as an inspiration.

"Coming out of the plane crash with Travis and losing our producer, losing Travis' bandmate DJ AM, and all the things associated with that traumatic experience, and then the breakup and trying to come back and mend those fences, there's a lot of pieces of emotion to tie into the music these days."


Blink-182 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

May 15 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
May 17 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
May 18 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
May 19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Bamboozle
May 20 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 22 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
June 07 – Birmingham, UK @ NIA Birmingham
June 08 – London, UK @ The O2
June 09 – London, UK @ The O2
June 12 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
June 13 – Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena
June 15 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
June 16 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena Birmingham
June 17 – Sheffield, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
June 19 – Elswick, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
June 20 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
June 23 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
June 25 – Essen, DE @ Grugahalle Essen
June 26 – Frankfurt Am Main, DE @ Festhalle Frankfurt
June 28 – Brussels, BE @ Rock Werchter Festival
June 29 – Prague, CZ @ City Festival
June 30 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle Spandau
July 01 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
July 03 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
July 04 – Lucca Lu, IT @ Piazza Napoleone
July 05 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
July 07 – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre
July 08 – Bodelva, UK @ Eden Project
July 10 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
July 11 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena Nottingham
July 12 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Echo Arena
July 14 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Rockhal
July 17 – Nîmes, FR @ Arènes de Nîmes
July 19 – Barcelone, ES @ St. Jordi Club
July 20 – Madrid, ES @ Palaciode los Deportes
July 21 – Lisbon, PT @ Atlantico Pavillion