We Are Pirates Tour

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We Are Pirates Tour
Tour by Blink-182
Associated album California
Start date May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)
End date July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
Legs 1
No. of shows
  • 15 in North America
  • 3 in Europe
  • 18 total
Blink-182 concert chronology

The We Are Pirates Tour[1] is a concert tour by American rock band Blink-182 in support of the group's seventh studio album, California (2016). It consisted of festival and amphitheater dates and ran between May 14 and July 10, 2016 in North America. Support acts included All Time Low, Hawthorne Heights, Simple Plan, and the Used on select dates. Aside from the few club shows and the Musink Festival in 2015, the We Are Pirates tour was their first with guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba and their first without founding member Tom DeLonge.

Background[edit]

Two men, with an acoustic bass and acoustic guitar, perform on a stage.
Hoppus and Skiba performing an acoustic set at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

After touring and releasing the band's sixth album Neighborhoods (2011), it became difficult for Blink-182 to record new material, due to guitarist Tom DeLonge's various projects,[2] after disagreements, the remaining members of the group—vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker—sought separation from DeLonge and recruited gutiarist Matt Skiba, best known as the frontman of rock band Alkaline Trio, in his place. Blink-182 performed two club shows and a slot at the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival in March 2015 with Skiba "filling in" for DeLonge.[3] Afterwards, they regrouped and recorded the album California with producer John Feldmann.[4]

Prior to the main headlining tour for California, the group embarked on the We Are Pirates Tour. They performed at several festivals, including X Games Austin 2016,[5] Firefly Music Festival,[6] Big Field Day, Amnesia Rockfest,[7] and Kerfuffle 2016. Hoppus and Skiba also performed several acoustic sets in England in June 2016, including for BBC Radio 1's Rock All Dayer[8] and Radio X.[9] They also added four dates in Canada in early July, supported by Simple Plan and the Used.

Set list[edit]

This setlist is representative of the June 4, 2016 performance in Austin, it is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[10]

  1. "Feeling This"
  2. "What's My Age Again?"
  3. "Family Reunion"
  4. "The Rock Show"
  5. "First Date"
  6. "Down"
  7. "I Miss You"
  8. "Up All Night"
  9. "Bored to Death"
  10. "Built This Pool"
  11. "Dumpweed"
  12. "Always"
  13. "Stay Together for the Kids"
  14. "Man Overboard"
  15. "Violence"
  16. "Josie"
  17. "Happy Holidays, You Bastard"
  18. "Not Now"
  19. "Reckless Abandon"
  20. "Carousel"

Encore

  1. "All the Small Things"
  2. "Brohemian Rhapsody"
  3. "Dammit"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and support acts
Date City Country Venue Support
North America[11]
May 14, 2016[a] Irvine United States Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre None
June 4, 2016[b] Austin Austin360 Amphitheater All Time Low
Europe
June 7, 2016 Kingston United Kingdom Rose Theatre None
June 8, 2016[c] London Maida Vale Studios None
June 9, 2016[d] Leicester Square None
North America
June 12, 2016[e] Los Angeles United States LA Hangar Studios
June 16, 2016 Southaven BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Hawthorne Heights
June 18, 2016[f] Richmond Innsbrook Pravilion Fun Size, Ann Beretta, The Struts, KONGOS
June 19, 2016[g] Dover The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway None
June 23, 2016 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center Hawthorne Heights
June 24, 2016[h] Montebello Canada Montebello Marina None
June 26, 2016[i] Columbia United States Merriweather Post Pavilion Bear Hands, The Strumbellas, Joywave, Violent Femmes, Cold War Kids, Silversun Pickups
June 27, 2016[j] New York City Ed Sullivan Theater None
July 5, 2016[k] Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park All Time Low
July 7, 2016 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre Simple Plan,
The Used
July 8, 2016 Saskatoon SaskTel Centre The Used
July 9, 2016 Edmonton Northlands
July 10, 2016 Calgary Cowboys Stampede

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This concert was a part of KROQ Weenie Roast.[12]
  2. ^ This concert was a part of X Games Austin 2016.[5]
  3. ^ This concert was a part of Rock All Dayer. It was an acoustic set for BBC Radio 1.[13]
  4. ^ This concert was an acoustic set for Radio X.[14]
  5. ^ This concert was a part of E3.[15]
  6. ^ This concert was a part of Big Field Day.[16]
  7. ^ This concert was a part of Firefly Music Festival.[6]
  8. ^ This concert was a part of Amnesia Rockfest.[7]
  9. ^ This concert was a part of Kerfuffle.[17]
  10. ^ This was a performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. It aired on July 11, 2016.
  11. ^ This concert was a part of Summerfest.[18]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Travis Barker on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jason Newman (January 26, 2015). "Blink-182's Hoppus, Barker Blast 'Ungrateful, Disingenuous' Tom DeLonge". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ Steve Baltin (March 23, 2015). "Travis Barker on New Lineup Post-Tom DeLonge Exit: 'It's Definitely a Great Feeling'". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Gil Kaufman (April 28, 2016). "Blink-182 Talks 'Brohemian Rhapsody,' Andre 3000 & Gross Album Titles They Rejected". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Jon Blistein (March 24, 2016). "Blink-182, G-Eazy Headlining Summer X Games in Austin". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Rachel Brodsky (November 18, 2015). "Firefly Music Festival 2016 Lineup: Blink-182, Florence + the Machine, Tame Impala, More". Spin. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Harley Brown (March 23, 2016). "Amnesia Rockfest 2016 Lineup: Jane's Addiction, Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, More". Spin. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ Janneke Stam (June 1, 2016). "All Time Low, Neck Deep + Twin Atlantic Are Playing The Radio 1 All-Dayer with Blink-182 Too!". Rock Sound. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Win Tickets to An Exclusive Radio X Session with Blink-182". Radio X. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ Mike Damante (June 5, 2016). "Interview: blink-182 talks X Games, new record". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Blink-182 to Tour with A Day To Remember & All Time Low". Radio.com. April 27, 2016. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Blink-182 Performs Surprise Set at KROQ Weenie Roast". KROQ-FM. CBS Local. May 15, 2016. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Blink-182 Drops New Song 'Rabbit Hole' – Listen". Radio.com. June 8, 2016. Archived from the original on June 9, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017. ... performed acoustic versions of “All The Small Things,” “Bored to Death” and “Rock Show” on BBC 1’s Live Lounge last night. 
  14. ^ "Win Tickets to An Exclusive Radio X Session with Blink-182". Radio X.co.uk. June 1, 2016. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  15. ^ Alex Newhouse (June 8, 2016). "Bethesda's E3 Conference Will Feature a Blink-182 Concert". GameSpot. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  16. ^ "WRXL/Richmond Announces Its Big Field Day Festival". All Access Music Group. April 14, 2016. Archived from the original on March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  17. ^ "WWDC/Washington Announces DC101's Kerfuffle 2016 Festival Lineup". All Access Music Group. April 5, 2016. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  18. ^ Katie O'Connell (April 28, 2016). "Blink-182 to headline Summerfest with All Time Low". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 

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