BLINK-182 TO PERFORM MAY 30 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY’S BATTERY PARK
SIOUX CITY, IA (March 27, 2018) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced today that rock band blink-182 will be performing at Battery Park on Wednesday, May 30. This adds to the list of eight other shows previously announced.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com or at the Rock Shop. VIP ticket packages are available now for purchase. Battery Park is open to all ages.
2018 BATTERY PARK CONCERT SERIES:
- Friday, May 4 Post Malone with 21 Savage [Sold Out]
- Wednesday, May 30 Blink-182
- Saturday, June 16 A Day to Remember with Beartooth & Silverstein
- Friday, June 29 Kesha
- Friday, July 13 Hard Rock Country Fest: Old Dominion, Walker Hayes, Brandon Lay
- Saturday, July 14 Incubus with The Struts
- Sunday, July 15 Tape Deck Takeover: Bobby Brown, Warren G, Sugarhill Gang, Tone Loc, 2 Live Crew, hosted by Flavor Flav
- Tuesday, July 14 Nickelback with Pop Evil
- Monday, August 6 G-Eazy with Ty Dolla Sign, YBN Nahmir, Murda Beatz, P-Lo
Wednesday, May 30
Doors 6:30 p.m. | Show 8:00 p.m.
Since their humble beginnings 25 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, blink-182 has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich, having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now, with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) as singer/guitarist, the group has entered a new chapter. Skiba debuted with blink-182 in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: “It was the best they’ve sounded in over a decade,” the OC Weekly raved about the band’s set.
Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Hoppus and Barker. Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, once they started working with producer John Feldmann, they soon discarded all the old material. “We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing,” Hoppus says, “and suddenly, we realized that we had written more than 20 new songs, and they were all really great.” While blink-182 has already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, they’re emphatically looking forward to their seventh studio album. “This is the next step for us — it’s not a stopgap and we’re not punching a clock,” Hoppus emphasizes. “We’re not just a greatest-hits band, although we will play the hits. Blink is alive and well and we’re excited about doing cool new stuff. It feels just like the old days, spending 14 or 16 hours in the studio until two o’clock in the morning, blasting the latest rough mix of a song as you drive home excited and exhausted, waking up and the band is the first thing you think of in the morning and then working all day on it. Every day in the studio has been a lot of fun.” According to The New York Times, “No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than blink-182.”
Their latest album “California” was released in July 2016 and scored the band a number one in both the U.S. and the U.K. Blink-182 is boldly facing the future and Hoppus sums up their partnership: “I love our band – I’ve loved every single step along the way. I’m glad that we’ve continued to write music that we love and that connects to people 20 years later, and that we still feel like we did when we were playing garages back in San Diego in 1994.”
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