Blink-182 and Lil Wayne bring co-headlining tour to metro Detroit

May 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm
click to enlarge Blink-182 and Lil Wayne bring co-headlining tour to metro Detroit
Randall Slavin

What's our age again?

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the delightfully foul-mouthed boys of Blink-182 had us questioning our age and making out to a song about suicide, but here we are — still laughing about the band's 2001 album title, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.

To put a twist on the recent explosive co-headlining tour trend, Blink-182 has enlisted skateboard-loving, longtime hip-hop luminary Lil Wayne to embark on a 38-city North American outing, including a stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sept. 10.

The pairing is not a total left-field move when one considers Blink drummer Travis Barker's collaboration history. In 2001, he called upon Kid Cudi, RZA, and the Neptunes to lay down on his 2001 solo debut and has since been featured on tracks from Run the Jewels, Yelawolf, and the late controversial Soundcloud rapper, XXXTentacion.

(Fun fact: Former Blink dude and current alien conspiracy theorist Tom DeLonge will be visiting Saint Andrew's Hall a week after Blink comes to town with his newly revived band, Angels and Airwaves. Here's a video of Barker attesting to DeLonge's lifelong fascination with UFOs.)

Tickets ($37.50+) go on sale at noon on Friday, May 10, and can be purchased here.

Watch Blink-182 and Lil Wayne mashup two of their hits to announce the tour below.

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