Not even Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus could get Blink-182 tickets
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18
Don’t worry, even Mark Hoppus couldn’t get hold of Blink-182 tickets (Picture: Greg Doherty/WireImage)

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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has revealed that even he was unable to secure for his .

Last week it was revealed that the pop punk trio’s most iconic line-up of Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker would be heading out on the road.

The band’s new single, Edging, their first since DeLonge’s return, was dropped onto streaming services as tickets for the 2023 tour went on sale.

Naturally, Blink-182 fans were sent into a frenzy and scrambled to get tickets, but many were left disappointed when sites crashed (because of course they did).

And now Hoppus, co-founder of the band, has admitted that he failed in his own attempts to secure tickets for the shows.

Taking to his , the bassist and co-lead vocalist sympathised with fans, saying: ‘I understand that the ticketing can be frustrating.’

Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus are back on the road (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty)

He continued, revealing he had tried to buy some himself: ‘I bought tickets for two of our shows myself just to see what the experience was like.’

‘I had tickets yoinked from my cart and the whole thing crashed out,’ he went on, seemingly criticising the process fans have to go through.

But for some Blink-182 fans, the endurance test of buying tickets for the 2023 tour wasn’t the only problem they had.

The band’s devotees have criticised TicketMaster’s new ‘dynamic pricing’ model, which sees prices fluctuate depending on demand.

Hoppus responded to complaints, saying: ‘I’m not in charge of it. It’s meant to discourage scalpers. We’re trying to bring you the best possible show for the best price.’

Hoppus said he had tickets ‘yoinked’ from his cart while attempting to buy them (Picture: John Shearer/WireImage)

Some fans didn’t seem to accept Hoppus’ response, saying: ‘As an artist, you can opt out of dynamic pricing and just have fixed prices. It’s price gouging and professional scalping.’

Another commented: ‘Blink-182 is pushing the blame onto Ticketmaster, which is how it’s designed. Make Ticketmaster the bad guy while the artists absolve themselves of the blame. ‘

The band’s tour hits the UK in both September and October 2023, with dates scheduled in Glasgow, Belfast, London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

The tour marks the band’s most popular line-up’s first appearances since 2015, when DeLonge left to focus on side project Angels & Airwaves.

There are still and for available.