Blink 182 are pleased to announced that Four Year Strong have been added to the bill alongside You Me At Six for their July 2011 UK arena tour.
Currently in the midst of the Kerrang! Tour with Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong are fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in hardcore. Since forming in 2001, they have released three studio albums, with the latest Enemy Of The World released earlier this year. Four Year Strong may well be one of the hardest working bands in the rock scene right now, touring relentlessly and sharing the stage with the likes of New Found Glory, All Time Low, Every Time I Die, Alexisonfire and many more. As well as this, they’ve appeared on the Taste of Chaos tour in the States and the Soundwave Festival in Australia alongside Faith No More and Jane’s Addiction. 2010 was a great year for this Massachusetts-based mob and 2011 is set to be even bigger.
For the pop punk pioneers Blink 182 this is their first Headline arena tour in over 7 years and follows a 5 year hiatus, breaking the merchandise sales record at Reading & Leeds Festivals last year and sold out shows in Scotland and Eire. Support also comes from special guests You Me At Six.
The full list of 2011 UK dates are as follows:
Friday 1st July BIRMINGHAM NIA Arena
Monday 4th July LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Thursday 7th July SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
Friday 8th July MANCHESTER MEN Arena SOLD OUT
Tuesday 12th July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday 13th July NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena SOLD OUT
Friday 15th July BIRMINGHAM LG Arena SOLD OUT
Saturday16thJuly CARDIFF International Arena SOLD OUT
Monday 18th July LONDON The O2 Arena SOLD OUT
Tuesday 19th July LONDON The O2 Arena
Tickets are on sale now. Available at www.gigsandtours.com /www.ticketmaster.co.uk /0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826
Blink 182 were formed in San Diego in 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Tom De Longe and later joined by drummer Travis Barker. The bands breakthrough album, Enema Of The State, was released in 1999 and went on to sell in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. Their next two albums, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001) and blink 182 (2003) cemented their position as a pop punk supergroup. Additionally the band have won a number of MTV Awards throughout their career.
A new album will be released in Summer 2011 via Universal / Island Records.