Reunited pop-punk icons Blink-182 will launch their comeback in style by staging a mammoth 48-show summer (09) tour.
The trio will hit the road with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Panic At The Disco, Taking Back Sunday and All-American Rejects, beginning with a concert at the new Joint in Las Vegas on 24 July (09).
Blink-182 manager Rick Devoe tells Billboard.com the death of the band's longtime producer Jerry Finn and drummer Travis Barker's near-death plane crash last September (08) brought the band back together.
He says, "Unfortunately it took something catastrophic to do it, but sometimes that's how life is."
Devoe reveals Blink-182 are considering offers to play Australia's Big Day Out and other European music festivals in 2010.
The band's last tour in 2004 grossed more than $14 million (GBP9.3 million) from 42 concerts that drew more than 420,000 fans, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Blink-182 performed live together for the first time in four years on Thursday night (14May09) at a private party to launch the new T-Mobile Sidekick at Hollywoods Paramount Pictures studios.
Drummer Travis Barker was already on the bill with DJ AM, as were Weezer, so the trio stepped up as the night's surprise headliners.
The band played three songs, The Rock Show, Feeling This and Dammit.
In a blog posting about the secret show, frontman Mark Hoppus wrote, "To be honest, it was one of the best nights of my life. Thanks to Travis and Tom (DeLonge). You are my brothers, and it feels amazing to share the stage with you once again."