Blink-182 to Perform at BlizzCon Gaming Convention


Story by Anne Erickson

Blink-182 will close out this year’s BlizzCon gaming convention

Blink-182 have signed on to perform at this year’s BlizzCon gaming convention, according to Blizzard Entertainment. It’s something of a last-minute gig, as the pop-punk trio band will headline the final show at the event, which is slated for Nov. 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Seeing as the convention is just a few days away, tickets are already sold out. However, fans may watch the whole thing at home by purchasing a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which offers live coverage of the event, including the Blink-182 concert. The virtual ticket runs $39.99 for an online package or $49.99 for DirecTV.

Guitarist Tom DeLonge says having Blink-182 play at the BlizzCon gaming festival is a perfect fit. “Nothing beats touring and playing in front of a live crowd,” DeLonge said in a statement.“Our roots are in Southern California, so playing at BlizzCon will be like having a show in our own backyard — only with a couple thousand more orcs and elves in loincloths and bikini armor.”

In other news, Blink-182 have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2011’s “Neighborhoods.” The release is expected to arrive sometime next year.



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