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blink-182 Were ‘Locked Down’ During Yesterday’s Shooting In El Paso, Texas

blin-182’s Mark Hoppus tweeted that the band were locked down during yesterday’s mass shooting in Texas.

Yesterday, a shooter opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, killing twenty people and injuring more than a dozen others. That shopping center was the same one where blink-182 were headed during a day off on their current U.S. tour — but frontman Mark Hoppus tweeted that the band were ‘locked down’ in their hotel rooms by security.

Mark tweeted the following early on in the day:

He then went on to explain the full gravity of the situation:

Thankfully, Mark and the band were okay. However, blink-182’s official account tweeted that in solidarity with those affected by the shooting, they will not play the El Paso show that was scheduled for tonight:

Everyone at Kerrang! sends their hearts out to the victims of this senseless, unnecessary act of violence, and to their friends, family, and loved ones as well.

To catch blink-182 on their current tour, grab tickets for one of the following shows:

August 2019

05 - Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
07 - San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08 - Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
27 - Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 - Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
31 - Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre

September 2019

02 - Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
04 - Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
06 - Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena*
07 - Council Bluffs, IA, Stir Cove*
08 - Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
10 - Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
13 - Chicago, IL, Riot Fest*
14 - St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 - Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center

blink-182’s new album, titled Nine, comes out September 20th via Columbia Records. Speaking exclusively to Kerrang!, Mark described the new directions the band will be taking on the album, saying, “After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before. We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

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Posted on August 4th 2019, 3:32pm
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