We started March with two pieces of news, the countdown to the stereo picnic festival begins, but the news that flooded the social networks this first day of March is the cancellation of Blink 182 concerts in South America and Mexico.
The wait had been long, finally, many fans were going to be able to see their favorite band live, but today, the message from vocalist and guitarist Tom Delonge on his social networks, as well as on all official Sundamerica festival pages that would feature Blink 182 concerts (who were headlining different line ups) announced that they had to postpone all their concerts and festival appearances, as well as on all the official Sundamerica festival websites that would feature Blink 182 concerts (who were headlining different line ups) announced that they had to postpone all their concerts and festival appearances this year, due to the accident and health condition of their drummer, Travis Barker, who had an injury in his hand and underwent surgery yesterday, February 28th, 2023.
Now, it’s time to talk more in-depth about this group that has kept us waiting and will keep us in South America waiting for another year.
Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Poway, California. The band is composed of Mark Hoppus (bass, vocals), Travis Barker (drums, percussion), and Matt Skiba (guitar, vocals). Their music is characterized by fast-paced, energetic pop punk with catchy melodies and irreverent lyrics.
One of the defining features of Blink-182’s music is their use of humor and adolescent themes. Many of their songs deal with topics such as teenage angst, love, and heartbreak, and are often delivered with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. This playful approach to their music has helped to make them one of the most popular and recognizable bands of the pop-punk genre.
Blink-182 - All The Small Things
Another important aspect of Blink-182’s music is their musicianship. The band’s music is known for its catchy guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and frenetic drumming, all of which contribute to their high-energy sound. Their music is also characterized by its simplicity and straightforwardness, which is part of what has made it so accessible to fans of all ages.
Blink-182’s music has also evolved over time, with the band incorporating more experimental and mature themes into their later albums. For example, their self-titled album, released in 2003, featured more complex song structures and introspective lyrics, while their 2016 album “California” marked a return to their more traditional pop-punk sound.
Overall, Blink-182’s music is characterized by its humor, high-energy sound, and catchy melodies. Their influence on the pop punk genre is undeniable, and their music continues to be beloved by fans around the world.
California - Blink-182
Some of you may be wondering who Travis Barker is? Well, I’ll tell you more about this great drummer and band member who will have to recover before he can put all his talent on the drums again.
Travis Barker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential drummers of his generation, and his style is characterized by his technical proficiency, speed, and creativity.
Barker’s early musical career began in the 1990s when he played in various punk rock and ska bands. In 1998, he joined Blink-182, and his drumming played a vital role in the band’s success. Barker’s energetic and inventive drumming style helped redefine the pop-punk genre and influenced countless drummers worldwide.
Travis Barker - Drum Solo & Warm Up
In addition to his work with Blink-182, Barker has collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres, including hip-hop, pop, and rock. He has worked with artists such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, Rihanna, and Steve Aoki, among others, and has been credited with helping to bridge the gap between punk rock and hip-hop.
Barker’s drumming style is known for its technical precision and speed. He incorporates a wide range of techniques, including complex rhythms and fills, double bass drumming, and intricate hi-hat work. His innovative use of cymbals and percussion instruments has also helped to establish him as one of the most creative and influential drummers of his generation.
Beyond his drumming, Barker has also made a name for himself as a record producer and entrepreneur. He has produced albums for a variety of artists, including Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud, and Willow Smith, and has also launched his own fashion and lifestyle brand, Famous Stars and Straps.
Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker - Misery Business (Paramore Cover)
Overall, Travis Barker is a highly influential and innovative musician whose drumming has helped redefine the pop-punk genre and influence countless drummers worldwide. His technical proficiency, creativity, and versatility have made him one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in the music industry.