Blink 182 Tour and Punk Fashion
Blink 182 Tour: Once upon a time in Poway, California, a band was formed by two youngsters named Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus. Nobody ever imagined that one day they would become the famous punk band known only as Blink 182.
But how did Blink 182 become such a famous punk band? Why did they become a punk band?Did Hoppus have his own television show? Did their drummer, Barker, almost die? Who was the band’s original drummer? Did DeLonge and Hoppus start a shoe company once? What is the significance of the number 182?What was their life like before fame?It’s time for me to answer all these questions and more since this is ASMR Aaron back at it again with another daily video to help you relax. So, lay back and enjoy the ride. I hope this video gets you through your day or even better I hope this read helps you gently fall asleep. I can’t wait to get started. This is the tale of Blink 182.
Blink-182, formerly known as simply Blink, is a Southern-Californian punk rock band that was formed in 1992 by Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus. The group is notable for the lyrical content of their songs which is humorous and often uplifting. The history of Blink began in 1992 when Hoppus moved to San Diego, California, and was thinking of starting a band, and was fortunately introduced to Delonge. The two of them later decided that they needed to look for a drummer, and DeLonge discovered Scott Raynor at his school who played drums. Thus the three of them started considering a number of names, before they agreed to call themselves just “blink.” So, they started a trio band, which later on consists of Thomas (Tom) Matthew DeLonge on guitar, Markus (Mark) Allan Hoppus on bass, and Travis Landon Barker on drums.
DeLonge was born in Poway, California. His father was an oil company executive and his mother a mortgage broker. His first musical instrument was a trumpet, which he received as a Christmas gift at age 11.Despite his early interest in music, becoming a musician was not his first calling. DeLonge originally planned to become a firefighter, and participated in the San Diego Cadet Program. He first picked up the guitar from a friend at church camp, and became preoccupied by the instrument. DeLonge received his first guitar as a Christmas present from two friends in the sixth grade – “a beat-up, shitty acoustic guitar that was worth about $30. He gathered his brother, Shon, and sister, Kari, as an audience for his original songs.
Mark Hoppus was born in Ridgecrest, California, on 15th March 1972 to Kerry Wernz and Tex Hoppus. His father worked for the US Department of Defense, where he used to design missiles and bombs. He has one sister. His parents divorced when Mark was only eight, and it had a drastic effect on him. He later described his childhood as quite lonesome.
He began skateboarding and listening to punk rock when he was in junior high school. Over the next few years, he became quite fond of punk rock music. He received a bass guitar as a gift from his father when he was 15, and he started teaching himself by playing to several bands. However, he never took formal lessons.
Towards the end of 1992, the band released an EP known as “Flyswatter,” which was recorded using a boom box in Scott’s bedroom, because of which the sound quality was poor. Before the end of the year, the band released another demo cassette, which was dubbed “Buddha.” Compared to the previous record, this demo was better as around 1,000 copies of this were eventually produced by Cargo Filter Records. And in early 1994, Blink released their first full-length album “Cheshire Cat” with Grilled Cheese Records. The album contained many new versions of songs that had appeared on the “Buddha” demo. From this point on, the group did quite well, so they started to think about further records and believed that their hopes and dreams could soon come true.
Unfortunately, shortly after they outed “Cheshire Cat,” Blink were threatened with legal action brought by a techno band in Ireland of the same name. In order to avoid a lengthy lawsuit, blink added the numbers 182 to the end of their name. Many questions raised on the added number, which all the band members insisted to be picked randomly. That being so, the trio started their career as Blink-182.
During the punk rock boom of the 1990s, Blink-182 were signed by MCA and received wide exposure, touring with established punk groups, like Pennywise and NOFX on the 1996-1997 Warped Tour. Apart from that, they were also widely known in the skating and snowboarding scenes from their appearances in related videos and live events. After moving to Encinitas, California, the band recorded their second studio album “Dude Ranch” with producer Mark Trombino and released it in 1997. The album was a hit, and its two singles “Josie” and “Dammit” rose to the top of the U.S. airplay charts with the “Dammit (Growing Up)” also became a radio hit.
In 1998, Blink-182 met a minor problem, which prevented the group progress. By means of which, Raynor, who at the time had a serious drinking problem, was reportedly asked to leave the band and go to rehab, although there were also reports saying he decided to leave to go to college and earn a degree. The fact was, he left midway through a U.S. tour, resulting in his replacement by Travis Barker, who had been playing with band The Aquabats. This phenomenon pushed Blink-182 to once again begin things from dawn. Yet, they could stand still and in 1999 they released the band’s 3rd album named “Enema of the State.” The album’s CD was successful thanks to its hit singles “What’s My Age Again?,” “Adam’s Song,” and “All the Small Things,” all of which pushing forwards Blink-182 to punk rock fame, and gaining a large amount of airtime on MTV and Total Request Live.
In continuation, Blink-182 released a live album in 2000 dubbed “The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show,” featured in it is the live versions of band’s radio hits mixed with comedy bits and the new song “Man Overboard.” Coming after that in 2001 was the band 4th album “Take off Your Pants & Jacket,” which followed the same basic formulas as “Enema of the State.” That same year, Blink-182 also appeared on the cover of CosmoGirl, and won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award. Moreover, during the same time, Tom Delonge and Travis Barker were involved in side-projects %cThe Transplants% and %cBox Car Racer%, bands which explored other musical styles.
The group 5th album was next released in the year of 2003 via Geffen and was described as a self-meditation on romantic decay. This was their untitled fifth record, in which it featured the hit singles “Feeling This”, “I Miss You”, “Down”, and the 80s-influenced “Always”. Detailing on the reason, Travis Barker had confirmed that the band left the album untitled rather than self-titled to represent a whole new blink-182. The album showcased a style of music deeper than anything blink-182 had done previously, but still got a good deal of play on pop stations and MTV. In fact, this album had raised many critics claiming the group’s sound similar to that of %cThe Police% and %cU2%, although members of the band insisted they took most of their influence from %cThe Cure%, whose front man %cRobert Smith% had appeared on their track “All of This”. Despite the minor comments, many listeners said the album contained a heavier riffs and more profound lyrics.
In the summer of 2004, Blink-182 toured with %cNo Doubt% and it was very successful. For everyone’s surprise, on February 21, 2005, the group announced that they would not be able to play at the “Music For Relief” Tsunami benefit show in Anaheim, California, due to ‘unexpected circumstances’. In chain of that, the following day they stated on the band’s official website that they would take an indefinite break in order to spend more time with their close friends and loved ones. The statement has since been confirmed by Travis Barker, who during a recent interview with KROQ, said that they were taking a rest from their normal activities to focus on some alternative projects: DeLonge would continue directing music videos, Hoppus would be producing records, and Barker himself would be busy with the Transplants and the summer’s Warped Tour. Subsequent to those, in an interview held with MTV News, Mark Hoppus announced that he and Travis Barker were working on a side-project called %c+44%, and that a female singer would be on the band. DeLonge meanwhile, went successful with his new band Angels & Airwaves that spawned a debut album ‘We Don’t Need to Whisper’ in 2006 that went to #4 on Billboard Hot 200 chart. After their respective success there was a silent agreement that the band possibly wouldn’t reunite with the original line-up or with Travis in the drum.
In September 2008, Barker was injured when a plane in which he was a passenger crashed outside of Columbia, South Carolina. Barker suffered second and third degree burns. Hoppus and DeLonge visited Barker in the hospital, and in February 2009, the band made their first live appearance since 2005 at the Grammy Awards and announced they were reforming. They kicked off their reunion tour, with %cFall Out Boy% and %cWeezer% as openers, in July 2009.
They then spent months working on their sixth album in between working on their side projects. The record called “Neighborhood” eventually came out in 2011 and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard 200. The project spawned no big hits and it disappointed their label Interscope, which they later left in October 2011.
As an independent artist, they released an EP called “Dogs Eating Dogs” in December 2012 and embarked on a tour, which included shows in Australia in 2013. At the time, %cBrooksWackerman% was hired to replace Barker on drums as he was unwilling to fly after his near death experience in the 2008 plane crash.
The band already planned a seventh album before Barker and Hoppus announced in early 2015 that DeLonge had “indefinitely” quit the band and that they’d replaced him with %cMatt Skiba% of %cAlkaline Trio%. Fans were later left confused when DeLonge himself denied his departure.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Barker and Hoppus explained what really happened between them and DeLonge, saying that the musician had been complicated to work with. Hoppus said that DeLonge’s attitude toward new music was passive, while Barker asserted, “Why Blink even got back together in the first place is questionable.”
Following the drama, Hoppus, Barker and Skiba toured together before recording Blink-182’s first album without DeLonge. They released “Bored to Death” in April as the first preview of the LP, which was announced as “California” and entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 following its release in July.
Hoppus On Musicaired on the FUSE network from 2010 until 2012. Co-hosted by then up-and-coming comedienne Amy Schumer, the show focused on music news and interviews with a comedic twist, as well as live performances from both established and up-and-coming bands.
In 2008, Barker and collaborator DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) were involved in a chartered plane crash that would take the lives of the two pilots, their security guard and their friend. Barker and Goldstein would walk away with second and third degree burns and post-traumatic stress disorder. Goldstein overdosed on a mix of his prescription drugs and cocaine a year later, leaving Barker the sole survivor of the crash. The crash may also have been one part of the reason Blink 182 got back together in 2009.
The man behind the drums on Blink 182’s first two albums, Cheshire Cat (1995) and Dude Ranch(1997), was Scott Raynor. Following an argument during a winter tour, Raynor left the band and they took on Barker, who was playing with ska-punk superheroes The Aquabats at the time. Barker’s first album with Blink 182 was 1999’s Enema of the State.
DeLonge and Hoppus started the shoe company in 2002. The company frequently collaborates with musicians to make custom shoes and clothing and currently has a line of shoes that is completely vegan. Hoppus no longer holds a share in the company.
The band had to add the -182 to distinguish themselves from an Irish band with the name Blink.
In 1996, DeLonge began dating Jennifer Jenkins, with whom he had been friends since high school. They were married on May 26, 2001 at Coronado, California on San Diego Bay.The band Jimmy Eat World performed at the reception. DeLonge gave each of the groomsmen, including Mark Hoppus, silver yo-yos from Tiffany & Co.
In 2019, DeLonge filed for divorce.
Mark Hoppus got married to Skye Everly in 2000. Interestingly, it was his band mate Tom who had first asked Skye to date Mark! Though she refused initially, the couple eventually clicked and started dating. They had one son in 2002.
And so ends the tale of the very famous band, Blink 182 who lived happily ever after continuing to makesmash hit songsfor their fans.
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