Okay, now that we're done with the awful puns, we can tell you that blink-182 and Lil Wayne have announced a co-headlining tour. Yes, really. blink-182, the biggest pop-punk band on the planet, and Lil Wayne, the rock star rapper responsible for "Uproar" and more, are coming to Phoenix. They'll be at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Monday, August 5, with support from Neck Deep.
The two acts have released a mashup of "What's My Age Again?" and "A Milli" on YouTube as a teaser for the tour.
Now, you may be thinking, "Wow, I like one of those things but not the other. Is this show really for me?" And it's true, because as far as we know pop-punk fans and hip-hop heads don't really go together. We can only imagine the kind of people you might meet at this show, and the kind of relationships that might be established. Can you imagine the couples that meet at the blink-182/Lil Wayne concert? Can you even fathom the wedding where the bride and groom walk down the aisle to "I Miss You" and have their first dance to "Lollipop?" Stranger things have happened. This could be the peanut butter and jelly mashup you've been waiting for your whole life.
Anyway, as far as what both acts have been doing recently, Lil Wayne released his long-delayed album Tha Carter V last year, and performed at this year's Pot of Gold Festival here in Phoenix. Meanwhile, blink-182's last album California, the first to feature guitarist-vocalist Matt Skiba after founding member Tom DeLonge left the band to try to prove the existence of aliens, went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon release in 2016.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. via Live Nation. See all the tour dates below.
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June 27 — Columbus OH — Nationwide Arena
June 29 — Hartford CT — XFINITY Theatre
June 30 — Atlantic City NJ — Vans Warped Tour (Blink-182 only)
July 1 — Saratoga Springs NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 3 — Indianapolis IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 5 — Hershey PA — Hersheypark Stadium
July 6 — Burgettstown PA — KeyBank Pavilion
July 7 — Toronto ON — Budweiser Stage (Blink-182 only)
July 9 — Holmdel NJ — P.N.C. Bank Arts Center (Blink-182 only)
July 10 — Mansfield MA — Xfinity Center
July 11 — Bristow VA — Jiffy Lube Live
July 13 — Bangor ME — Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 16 — Cuyahoga Falls OH — Blossom Music Center
July 17 — Darien Center NY — Darien Lake Amphitheatre
July 20 — Virginia Beach VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 21 — Columbia MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 — Charlotte NC — PNC Music Pavilion
July 25 — West Palm Beach FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 26 — Tampa FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 27 — Atlanta GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 29 — Jacksonville FL — Daily's Place
July 31 — Houston TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 1 — Austin TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
August 2 — Dallas TX — The Dos Equis Pavilion
August 4 — El Paso TX — Don Haskins Center (Blink-182 only)
August 5 — Phoenix AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 7 — San Diego CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 8 — Los Angeles CA — The Forum
August 27 — Irvine CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 30 — Portland OR — Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
August 31 — Seattle WA — White River Amphitheatre
September 2 — Salt Lake City UT — USANA Amphitheatre
September 4 — Denver CO — Pepsi Center
September 6 — Wichita KS — Hartman Arena (Blink-182 only)
September 7 — Council Bluffs IA — Stir Cove (Blink-182 only)
September 8 — Kansas City MO — Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
September 10 — Detroit MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 13 — Chicago IL — Riot Fest (Blink-182 only)
September 14 — St. Louis MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 16 — Cincinnati OH — Riverbend Music Center
blink-182 and Lil Wayne. With Neck Deep. 7 p.m. Monday, August 5, at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue; ak-chinpavilion.com. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, via Live Nation.