Blink 182 confirm ‘Enema Of The State’ 20th-anniversary show
It has been confirmed that Blink 182 will play their iconic album Enema Of The State in full as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations.
As Far Out reported last week, speculation around the anniversary shows had been growing since bassist Mark Hoppus has said: “We have talked about doing ‘Enema Of The State’ in its entirety as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of that record coming out,” when speaking to Pedestrian.
Furthermore, he has stated that: “There’s been no reach-out or no talk of getting the original lineup back together.” which means it is likely that it will be played with its current lineup with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio taking Tom Delonge’s place.
Now, those hit singles as ‘What’s My Age Again?’, ‘All The Small Things’ and ‘Adam’s Song’ will be coming back to the stage as Hoppus confirmed that their headline set at Back to the Beach festival in California will see the album return: “Yes I think we’re going to play EOTS in its entirety at Back to the Beach to celebrate 20 years,” he said in reply to a fan on social media.
Fan favourite Delonge left the band in 2015 after founding it in 1992 with Hoppus. There were various causes for the rift between Hoppus and Delonge with some stating Delonge’s side project Box Car Racer as the first crack their relationship.
To get you in the mood for the upcoming anniversary here is one of the hits from Enema of the State.