All photos by Joe Ortega
As we’re sure most of you are all very well aware, Blink 182′s 2016 summer headlining tour is, right now, one of the very best tours out on the road. And, taking it a step further, the current run of dates might just be the best tour of all time in the pop-punk world.
Seriously, think about it: Out supporting their BRAND NEW album California – which we’ve all been waiting for since 2011 – alongside Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba, this is a moment in time Blink fans will never forget. Plus, we haven’t even mentioned the support bands – A Day To Remember and All American Rejects/All Time Low (on select dates)?! Case closed, this tour is insanely stacked and definitely one for the ages. But, like we said, you guys probably knew that already.
What you guys might not know though, as the tour maybe hasn’t rolled through your town just yet, is exactly how much fun the show is in person. So, to help demonstrate, we sent our pal Joe Ortega (yes, the same amazing photographer who helped shoot our SXSW showcase) out to get up close and personal to all three bands. Below, you can see some of the amazing photos he was able to capture. Afterwards, if you don’t have tickets to see Blink, make sure to do so here.