Blink-182 to Play ‘Enema of the State’ in Full at Upcoming Festival
This year, Blink-182's landmark Enema of the State album will be turning 20. Naturally, fans have been wondering if the pop-punk icons plan to celebrate the record's anniversary by playing it in full onstage and that answer appears to be a yes, at least for one festival gig.
Responding to a fan tweet about any potential celebratory plans, Mark Hoppus replied, "Yes I think we're going to play EOTS in its entirety at Back to the Beach to celebrate 20yrs [sic]."
The Back to the Beach festival will be held at Huntington State Beach in California on April 27 and 28. Other acts set to perform include The Used, Goldfinger, The Story So Far, Reel Big Fish and others. Get more info here.
This comment comes on the heels of Hoppus' interview with Pedestrian, where he said, "We have talked about doing Enema of the State in its entirety as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of that record coming out."
For those hoping the anniversary set will coincide with a reunion of the original Blink-182 lineup, those chances don't look as good. Hoppus confirmed, "There’s been no reach out or no talk of getting the original lineup back together."
While Blink will look 20 years into the past, they're also focused on the future as they've been working on new material that will make up the successor to 2016's California. It will be the second album to feature Matt Skiba, who replaced Tom DeLonge after his departure from the group.
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