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blink-182 played “Bored To Death” & “Cynical” With Tom DeLonge For The First Time

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blink-182 kicked off their long-awaited comeback tour last night in St Paul, MN. Apart from their triumphant two weekends at Coachella, it is the first time the band have played together since the return of Tom DeLonge.

As we all know, blink-182 didn’t stop when Tom was absent from the band. They released two albums with the one and only Matt Skiba in his place, 2016’s California and 2019’s NINE. Both feature songs that deserve to be held up with the very best that the band have produced in their career. And they used the first night of the tour to give a nod to a couple, and with Tom for the first time.

They were “Cynical” and “Bored To Death”, both taken from California. “Cynical” opens the record and is the sort of fast-paced frenzy that Tom is well acquainted with, so slots in perfectly to the brilliance. And “Bored To Death” could slot onto Neighbourhoods nicely, so hearing deliver that spine-tingling chorus and second verse feels just right. Hearing this part of the blink-182 journey come full circle in such a way, paying tribute to the last few years and having everything sound better than ever, is all we could ever ask for. What other surprises will this tour have in store? We are going to have to wait and see.

Anyway, here’s some fan footage of “Bored To Death”:

Read more: Story Of The Year Set To Join Yellowcard On Tour This Summer

And here’s some of “Cynical”:

Here is where you will be able to catch the band for the rest of the year:

  • May 6—Chicago, IL @ United Center 
  • May 9—Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena 
  • May 11—Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena 
  • May 12—Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre 
  • May 16—Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse 
  • May 17—Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 
  • May 19—New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 
  • May 20—Elmont, NY @ UBS Arena 
  • May 21—Boston, MA @ TD Garden 
  • May 23—Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena 
  • May 24—Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center 
  • May 26—Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena 
  • May 27—Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 
  • June 14—Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center 
  • June 16—Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium 
  • June 20—San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena 
  • June 22—San Jose, CA @ SAP Center 
  • June 23—Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 
  • June 25—Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena 
  • June 27—Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena 
  • June 29—Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place 
  • June 30—Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome 
  • July 3—Denver, CO @ Ball Arena 
  • July 5—Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 
  • July 7—Austin, TX @ Moody Center 
  • July 8—Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 
  • July 10—Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 
  • July 11—Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ FLA Live Arena 
  • July 13—Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena 
  • July 14—Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center 
  • July 16—Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
  • Oct. 21—Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
  • Oct. 22—Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
  • March 27, 2024—Lima, PE @ Estadio San Marcos
  • April 2, 2024—Mexico City, MX @ The Sports Palace
  • April 3, 2024—Mexico City, MX @ The Sports Palace
  • April 5, 2024—Mexico City, MX @ The Sports Palace
  • April 6, 2024—Mexico City, MX @ The Sports Palace
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