Blink-182, Silverchair Set Tour Dates; Blink's Delonge Talks Brevity

Skate punksters Blink-182 and Aussie alt-rockers Silverchair have finally hammered out an itinerary for the group's upcoming joint tour, slated to kick off on November 2 in Mesa, Arizona.

Fenix TX (the band formerly known as Riverfenix) will open up for the Blink-182/Silverchair tour, and the Houston-based group previously hit the road with the Blink boys on this past summer's Vans Warped Tour.

Blink-182 just released another punchy single, "All the Small Things," and guitarist Tom Delonge recently talked with MTV News about the band's theory of keeping its music simple and straightforward.

"Our band's always been about fast, teenage angst, get-to-the-point [songs], and then you're done," Delonge explained. "I think kids have a real short attention span, but I think there's great bands out there that have a need for longer songs and longer albums. We're not that band."

"We

fill that niche," he continued, "for getting pumped up to go out skateboarding, to go snowboarding, to go surfing, to go out on a date, to go, 'You know what, I can't believe I hate high school and I hate my parents.'"

"That's kind of what we're really all about," Delonge said, "just the teenage angst, and really just going, 'Screw it, I wanna have fun.'" [RealVideo]

The boys of Blink will be warming up with two shows in California before Silverchair comes on board. Here are the dates currently on the bands' itineraries:

Blink-182:

  • 10/29 - Irvine, CA @ Bren Center
  • 10/30 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Blink-182/Silverchair:

  • 11/2 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
  • 11/3 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Cal-Poly Event Center
  • 11/4 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 11/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheater
  • 11/8 - Minneapolis,

    MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

  • 11/10 - Toronto, ON @ Maple Leaf Gardens
  • 11/11 - Montreal, QC @ Jerry Parc Indoor Center
  • 11/12 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
  • 11/13 - New York, NY @ Roseland
  • 11/14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Center
  • 11/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • 11/18 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
  • 11/19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Riverview Music Shed

-- David Basham