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Blink-182 taps Weezer as opener?

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There’s really no good way to open a piece of news like this, so let’s just get on with it. According to Buzznet, an “informed source” has revealed that the recently reunited Blink-182 has tapped Weezer to serve as the opener for its upcoming summer tour.

Now, skeptics will probably point to the multitude of rumors that have surfaced since Blink announced its reunion plans at the Grammys earlier this year – after all, everyone from No Doubt to Green Day has been mentioned as possible touring partners. That being said, there are a variety of reasons why the rumor of a Blink/Weezer tour may in fact be true.

For one, the possibility of Weezer opening is nothing new. As far back as late February, the combination has been mentioned. Next, there’s the fact that aside from the 21-date “Hootenanny” tour last October, one which featured Angels & Airwaves as an opener, Weezer has yet to fully support The Red Album. Surely, what looks to be a North American arena tour running from August to October would do just that. And finally, well, there isn’t any reason not to believe this. With an economy still in the gutter and a few high-profile tours to do battle with (see: No Doubt), by bringing Weezer along for the ride, at the very least, Blink can sell a few more tickets, and more expensive ones at that. And for a band that had t-shirts for sale on its website just seconds after announcing its comeback plans, that’s probably the most important thing…

As always, more as it comes…

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