Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Tour
|Tour by Blink-182 and |
|Associated album||Enema of the State|
Tha Carter V
|Start date||June 29, 2019|
|End date||September 16, 2019|
|No. of shows||43|
The Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Tour is a co-headlining concert tour by American rock band Blink-182 and American rapper Lil Wayne. The tour is in support of the group's forthcoming eighth studio album, as well as Wayne's previously released twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V (2018). The tour began on June 29 in Hartford, Connecticut and is set to conclude on September 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Certain dates will coincide with Blink-182's appearance on the Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary reunion show, as well as at 2019's Riot Fest. Welsh punk group Neck Deep will be the opening act on the tour.
To promote and announce the tour, Blink-182 and Lil Wayne released a live mash-up of their songs "What's My Age Again?" and "A Milli". One month after first publicizing the tour, Blink-182 also announced they would perform their 1999 album Enema of the State in full at all shows, in addition to their hit singles and new music.
This set list is from the concert on June 29, 2019 in Hartford. It is not intended to represent all shows from the tour
- "Don’t Leave Me"
- "Aliens Exist"
- "Going Away To College"
- "What's My Age Again?"
- "Dysentery Gary"
- "Adam's Song"
- "All The Small Things"
- "The Party Song"
- "Wendy Clear"
- "Down" (acoustic)
- "Wasting Time" (acoustic)
- "Family Reunion"
- "Feeling This"
- "Bored To Death"
- "Built This Pool"
- "I Miss You"
- "Blame It On My Youth"
- "First Date"
- "Generational Divide"
Ticket sales to the tour have been low. Three weeks prior to the opening date of the tour, Rolling Stone contributor Andy Greene observed that "A quick glance at Ticketmaster shows oceans of unsold tickets at many shows with seats even in the back of the pavilion going for over $100 in certain markets." He opined that rebranding the tour as a twentieth anniversary of Enema of the State might improve matters, noting, "In all likelihood, this move was designed to help move tickets that were probably priced a little too high to begin with." In addition to the sales, Wayne nearly quit the tour only nine shows in, at the stop in Bristow, Virginia. He stopped his set four songs in, complained of the crowd size, and remarked that it may be his last night on tour. The next day he clarified on Twitter he would not be leaving: "I'm having too much fun with my bros blink-182."
Reviews of the tour have been positive. Scott Mervis for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found Blink "still a force of nature in a bold, flashy show with pyro, smoke jets and a spinning drum contraption for Barker to solo with backing tracks." Jillian Atelsek, reviewing their performance at Hersheypark Stadium for The Patriot-News, singled out Wayne's set as "more than just a prelude to blink-182's. It felt complete and impressive in its own right." NJ.com's Bobby Olivier dubbed the combination "summer's oddest couple," but also "electrifying". In contrast, Chris Kelly at The Washington Post bemoaned both acts' "road-weary antics," remarking that "nobody on stage seemed to be having fun."
- This concert was a rehearsal show, attended by invite-only fans and family, and was not a part of the main tour.
- This concert was a Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary reunion show.
- Lil Wayne will not be playing on this date.
- This concert is part of Riot Fest 2019.
- The concert on September 22, 2019 in Columbus was originally scheduled for June 27, 2019, but was rescheduled due to unforeseen production delays.
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