Mark Hoppus really pulls it off...
Blink-182 are currently on their massive reunion tour with the classic lineup of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker making their way across the globe.
On Tuesday, 9 May, the trio performed in Detroit. The tour debut of Not Now – the first time the band had performed it since 2017 and the first time with Tom DeLonge since 2013 – featured on the set, as well as a multitude of hits.
But, the real surprise came at the end of their 25-song setlist.
The pop-punk icons closed their set with the iconic Dude Ranch banger, Dammit, but in unpredictable blink-182 fashion, the band segued into the 2012 Taylor Swift hit, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
Watch the fan-captured footage below.
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Mark Hoppus cantando 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' de Taylor Swift en la parte final de 'Dammit' durante el show de ayer de blink-182 en Detroit— blink-182 Paraguay (@blink182py) May 10, 2023
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It’s another crossover with Taylor Swift that we didn’t know we needed. Earlier this week, Disturbed vocalist David Draiman offered Phoebe Bridgers – one of Swift’s openers on her mega Eras tour – an invite to the band’s show after watching viral footage of the indie rock singer walking out to their hit, Down With The Sickness.
After witnessing her walkout music, Draiman shared the viral clip on his Twitter account and wrote, “Phoebe Bridgers this is absolutely amazing,” with two hands raised emojis.
He added, “Love it! You’re welcome to come see our show whenever you want!” Draiman also tagged Taylor Swift’s Twitter account and the hashtag #TaylorSwiftErasTour. How many Swifties were getting down with the sickness?
Last month, blink-182 headlined Weekend Two (Sunday) at Coachella after being included in the line-up as a surprise addition.
Blink-182 were a late addition to the 2023 Coachella line-up - as was James Blake, appearing on the event schedule, which was announced just days before weekend one of the mega festival began.
The band’s appearance at Coachella on Friday, 14 April, was the first time the classic lineup of Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge performed together in nine years.
Blink-182’s Coachella sets were packed with crass NSFW banter, Mark Hoppus looking happier than ever, and a trip down nostalgia lane.
You can catch blink-182 in Australia and New Zealand in February 2024.