The Mark, Tom and Travis Show Tour
|The Mark, Tom and Travis Show Tour|
|Tour by Blink-182|
|Associated album||Enema of the State|
|Start date||May 11, 2000|
|End date||July 2, 2000|
|Blink-182 tour chronology|
The Mark, Tom and Travis Show Tour was a concert tour by rock band Blink-182. Launched in support of the group's 1999 album Enema of the State, the tour visited amphitheatres and arenas in the summer of 2000. The tour was considered "one of the most anticipated rock tours of the season," and was supported by Bad Religion and Fenix TX.
With massive radio and video play, Blink-182 played to larger crowds when they began touring in support of Enema of the State. The band played to sold-out audiences and performed worldwide during the summer of 2000 on the Mark, Tom and Travis Show tour. The tour was staged as a drive-in movie, with a giant retro billboard suspended from the ceiling, and films were projected on the screen behind the band—including vintage gay porn as a joke. Barker broke one of his fingers during an altercation with two men who kept flirting with his girlfriend in Ohio, and Damon Delapaz, guitarist of Fenix TX, stepped in on drums for Barker. Hoppus recalled an overwhelming emotional feeling when the band sold out the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles. When questioned about the decision to tour with Blink-182, Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin said, "I was happy to be asked, because it's a great way to reach some people who've never heard punk rock, who are now willing to listen to it."
To celebrate the success of the tour, the band released a limited edition live album titled The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!), which featured snippets of the band's infamous between-song dialogue. Released in November 2000, the band returned to the studio with Finn to complete a song left off the final tracklisting of Enema of the State: "Man Overboard."
- "Don't Leave Me"
- "Aliens Exist"
- "Family Reunion"
- "Going Away to College"
- "What's My Age Again?"
- "Dick Lips"
- "Blow Job"
- "Adam's Song"
- "Peggy Sue"
- "Wendy Clear"
- "The Country Song"
- The band would sometimes alternate between humorous covers of Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" and Sisqó's "Thong Song" during encores.
Gavin Edwards, who interviewed the band at various stops on the tour for their August 2000 Rolling Stone cover, wrote that "In ninety entertaining minutes, the band zooms through nineteen songs […] they act just like they do offstage, only with musical instruments strapped around their torsos." Christopher Gray of The Austin Chronicle was positive in his assumptions of the band's May 16 Austin performance, writing, "Yes, they may write songs called "Dick Lips," "Shit Piss," and "Blowjob," but still they came across as ... wholesome. Good boys. It could have been the Fifties aura of their drive-in-and-Cadillacs stage set, or perhaps DeLonge's wide-eyed glee at catching a fan's brassiere, but it was probably the songs: jet-engine blasts of adolescent heartache/bliss with more hooks than an East Texas tackle shop."
The tour featured $20-$25 ticket prices and sold 80% of tickets, grossing $7 million.
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