On Monday (September 10), Green Day announced the first leg of dates in support of their upcoming ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tre! trilogy, a massive four-month trek that will take them to arenas all across North America (and if their performance at the 2012 VMAs was any indication, it’s going to be an epic show).
Of course, in announcing those dates, they also fueled speculation that perhaps something even bigger was in the works: a reunion with Blink-182, in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Pop Disaster Tour, the co-headlining trek that also featured Jimmy Eat World and Saves the Day.
Fans of both bands pointed to an Instagram message from Blink’s Tom DeLonge, posted the day before Green Day announced their tour, which promised “some big news is coming,” and the fact that the long-dormant Pop Disaster site was also recently updated.
And while Green Day have yet to announce any of the bands that will share the bill on their tour, it seemed like Pop Disaster 2.0 could be a very real possibility. But is it actually happening? Well, a spokesperson for Green Day told MTV News that he was unaware of any news of Blink joining the bill, so we reached out directly to Blink bassist Mark Hoppus to get some sort of word. And, though he was pumped by the prospects of returning to the road with Billie Joe and Co., at the moment, there are no plans for the two bands to join forces.
“At this time there is no truth to that rumor,” Hoppus wrote. “However, that tour was one of the best times we’ve had on the road. Good idea! Let’s make it happen. Pop Disaster 2.0! Somebody call somebody else and tell me when to be ready for the first show.”
So it seems like the ball is very much in Green Day’s court. Let’s make this happen, dudes.
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