May 15, 2009

Weezer, Fall Out Boy to back blink-182

The U.S. punk rock band blink-182 Friday announced Weezer and Fall Out Boy will join them on their summer concert tour.

This marks the first time in five years that Travis Barker, Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus will tour together as blink-182. They announced they had reunited as a band earlier this year after Barker was injured in a plane crash that killed four people last summer.

Live Nation, which is producing the tour, said additional support acts on different dates will include Panic at the Disco, All American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth and Chester French.

The tour is to kick off July 24 in Las Vegas and culminates Oct. 3 at The Borgata in Atlantic City.

We can't wait to get out on tour this summer, Hoppus said in a statement. We're ready to get out on the road and play what we hope will be the most amazing tour of the season. The lineup is awesome. We've got an ever-changing roster of bands, from the most established and successful names in rock 'n' roll, to the hottest up-and-coming artists on the scene.