blink-182 play a couple of Matt Skiba-era songs on first night of tour

Hear Tom DeLonge singing Matt Skiba-era songs Bored To Death and Cynical on the first night of blink-182’s long-awaited tour, and see the full setlist…

blink-182 play a couple of Matt Skiba-era songs on first night of tour
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Following a couple of Coachella appearances, blink-182 kicked off their highly-anticipated headline tour in St. Paul, Minnesota last night (May 4) and they delivered some amazing setlist surprises.

At the Xcel Energy Center, the pop-punk legends unleashed a mammoth, career-spanning 25-song setlist, opening with Anthem Part Two and finishing up with Dammit. And as well as a couple of Neighborhoods bangers (Ghost On The Dance Floor and Up All Night) for the first time in many years, the biggest shock – and delight – came with the airing of two Matt Skiba-era blink songs, sung of course by returning frontman Tom DeLonge.

Happily, things seem to have been left on pretty good terms with Tom rejoining blink last year, with the frontman thanking Matt for “all that you have done to keep the band alive and thriving in my absence”. The Alkaline Trio hero then responded a few days later saying that he was “truly grateful for my time with blink and I am truly happy you guys are a band and a family again”.

Check out fan-shot footage of Cynical and Bored To Death – from excellent 2016 album California – below:

See the full setlist:

1. Anthem Part Two
2. The Rock Show
3. Family Reunion
4. Man Overboard
5. Feeling This
6. Reckless Abandon
7. Dysentery Gary
8. Up All Night
9. Dumpweed
11. Aliens Exist
12. Cynical
13. Don't Leave Me
14. Happy Holidays, You Bastard
15. Stay Together for the Kids
16. Always
17. Down
18. Bored To Death
19. I Miss You
20. Adam's Song
21. Ghost On The Dancefloor
22. What's My Age Again?
23. First Date
24. All The Small Things
25. Dammit

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