Blink-182 Plans Fall Tour With Silverchair

Blink-182 went off the wall (and slightly out of tune) while performing "What's My Age Again?" and "All the Small Things" during the pre-show festivities for the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, and fans can get another live dose of Blink-182 when the band hits the road with the Aussie rockers of Silverchair in October.

The San Diego punk trio is currently in Europe, where it's slated to play two weeks' worth of dates in the U.K., Germany, Holland, Italy, and France to support its newest effort, "Enema of the State."

Prior to heading over to England, MTV News sat down with the band's guitarist, Tom Delonge, who talked about the different types of audiences he hoped a Blink-182-Silverchair pairing might bring.

"I'm stoked that we're taking out Silverchair," Delonge told MTV News, "'cause we've been friends with them for a long time. They're so funny. When you see them, you think they're

really serious kids, and I guess their music is, but behind the scenes, they love to party."

"They're so funny,"
he added, "and I think it's gonna be a great show, 'cause I really think it's going to be mixing two different crowds, and I think that's what both of our bands need right now. Always good."[RealVideo]

Representatives for Blink-182 and Silverchair are still hammering out an official itinerary for the joint tour, which may be released as early as this week. Blink-182 has also completed a video for "All the Small Things," which it plans to release in the weeks leading up to the tour (see "Blink-182 Spoofs Boy Bands With New Video").

The California band's European outing is scheduled to roll into London on September 14 for a show at the Borderline.

-- David Basham