Bastions of ’90s punk Green Day and Blink-182 will embark on a co-headlining jaunt, beginning April 17 in Bakersfield, California. The 41-city Pop Disaster Tour will continue through June 17 in Minneapolis, according to a tour publicist. Venues have yet to be hammered out.
Jimmy Eat World will tag along for the first half of the tour, and Saves the Day have come aboard for the second bunch of dates, Blink singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge revealed on “TRL” Wednesday (February 13). Local bands and lesser-known acts chosen by the headliners will comprise the fourth band on the bill.
The outing marks the first tour of the new year for Blink-182, whose third single, “First Date,” from last year’s Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, continues to be a hit at radio and video outlets.
Before commencing the trek, Blink singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker might be a little road weary already. The pair, along with Over My Dead Body guitarist Dave Kennedy, is expected to tour behind the debut album from the side-project Boxcar Racer, according to an MCA Records publicist, though dates have yet to be sorted out.
Green Day will wrap a five-date tour of Japan on April 4 in Osaka before creating Pop Disaster with their pogo-ing brethren. The Bay Area trio are hitting the road on the heels of their greatest-hits collection, last year’s International Superhits! which also features two new songs, “Maria” and “Poprocks & Coke.” Those tracks, as well as three untitled songs that were posted on the group’s Web site (greenday.net) in November, are expected to make their live debuts. A new album consisting of B-sides and rarities is expected in summer.
Pre-sale tickets for the Pop Disaster Tour can be purchased at MTV.com beginning February 21.
Dates And Cities For The Pop Disaster Tour, According To The Publicist: