[artist id="1526529"]Travis Barker[/artist] and [artist id="1562979"]DJ AM[/artist] will perform together on New Year’s Eve, marking the first time they’ve shared a stage since surviving the [news id="1595303"]September 19 plane crash[/news] that killed four people.
The duo will headline New Year’s Nation’s Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party at the Lot in West Hollywood, California. Their performance will also be streamed live on the Internet via New Year’s Nation’s official site, and will be broadcast at other Nation parties across the U.S.
“I’m ready to get back onstage with AM and continue to rock the house,” Barker said in a statement. “I’m very excited to bring in the New Year in my hometown of L.A.”
Barker and AM last performed together at a T-Mobile-sponsored event in Columbia, South Carolina, on September 19, just hours before boarding a private jet that crashed and killed four, including Barker’s assistant, [news id="1595413"]“Little” Chris Baker[/news], and his security guard, Charles “Che” Still.
The duo [news id="1597407"]escaped the crash[/news], but suffered second- and third-degree burns that have required extensive therapy in burn centers in Georgia and Los Angeles. In October, AM — born Adam Goldstein — had healed enough to get back behind the decks, first making an appearance at a “welcome home” party at the [news id="1597113"]Hollywood club Avalon[/news] and then serving as DJ at several Jay-Z gigs, including one at the [news id="1597009"]Palladium the following night[/news].
And earlier this month, Barker’s +44/ Blink-182 bandmate (and best friend), Mark Hoppus, told MTV News that the former Blink drummer was “healing incredibly well,” and “can’t wait to get back on the drums. He can’t wait to get back in the studio.”
Speculation about a possible Blink-182 reunion was spurred last month by a [news id="1599714"]Hoppus blog post[/news] in which he wrote about hanging out with Barker and singer/guitarist Tom Delonge for the first time in years.