While You Were Away: Mark Hoppus Talks Blink-182’s Future, Celebrating David Bowie 2022, Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts To Be Livestreamed, And More
In this week’s While You Were Away we’re talking about the return of Celebrating David Bowie tour, how to watch the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts, INXS reissues and more.
INXS celebrates “INXS Day” with ‘Shabooh Shoobah’ reissue, new live album
August 16th marks the first show INXS ever played. 45 years later the band has christened the date as “INXS Day.” To celebrate, they will reissue their album Shabooh Shoobah and share their new live album Live at The US Festival.
The 40th-anniversary edition of Shabooh Shoobah will see a black and limited edition clear vinyl release, as well as a digital deluxe box set. Additionally, the band will release their nine-song May 28th, 1983 performance at the US Festival on vinyl and CD for the time. Both albums are set to drop on October 28th. Pre-orders can be found here.
As if that wasn’t enough, the band also reissued The Very Best compilation, mixed by Martin in Dolby Atmos surround sound. Finally, INXS plan to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are by sharing five music videos in HD for the first time: “Heaven Sent,” “Baby Don’t Cry,” “Taste It,” “Beautiful Girl,” and “Not Enough Time.” Those will be uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel on October 28th.
Foo Fighters to stream Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts
Bummed that you can’t attend the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts? You’re in luck because Foo Fighters will livestream the event from Wembley Stadium on September 3rd.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert is a star-studded event where friends, fellow musicians, and family will honor the late Foo Fighters drummer, who passed away at 50 in March. Both concerts will feature performances from the likes of RUSH’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, and many more.
The concert will be streamed live on Paramount+ on September 3rd starting at 10:30 AM CT/11:30 ET. It’ll also be available to watch on-demand globally on the same date. Meanwhile, Pluto TV and MTV Youtube channels will stream it on demand beginning the week of September 5th.
Get all the details here.
Mark Hoppus on Tom DeLonge rejoining Blink-182: ‘I’m open to whatever the next phase of Blink is’
The state of Blink-182 has been a hot topic for the past few weeks. With Matt Skiba stating he wasn’t sure if he was still in the band and Tom DeLonge updating his Instagram bio, it seemed like Tom was back in, but Mark Hoppus recently shut down those rumors saying there were no updates to share.
During a new interview with People magazine, Hoppus spokes about the future of the band and it seems it could include DeLonge once again. Speaking about his recovery from cancer, Hoppus recounted a home visit with Delonge and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker that left the group “in a really great place right now.”
“It was the first time that all three of us were in the same room in like five years. It’s actually better than it used to be. There was no agenda. There were no lingering grudges. It felt very back to what it should be: three friends sitting in a room.”
He continued: “I keep writing music, and I’m open to whatever the next phase of Blink is,” he said. “I’m hopeful for the future. I’m just damn glad to be here.”
‘Celebrating David Bowie’ tour returns with Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew and more
Todd Rundgren, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew and other musicians will honor David Bowie‘s music on the 2022 “Celebrating David Bowie” tour.
Following the 2017 inauguration of the tour, this iteration also features Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Spacehog’s Royston Langdon and Jeffrey Gaines, bassist Angeline Saris, drummer Michael Urbano, saxophonist Ron Dziubla, and guitarist Angelo Bundini (aka Scrote). The musicians will perform songs from Bowie’s expansive catalog across North America.
The tour kicks off October 6th in San Diego, California, and wraps up on November 13th in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets are on sale now.
Tours on sale this week
YUNGBLUD will hit the road on a massive global arena tour in support of this upcoming self-titled album. The tour kicks off October 10th in Mexico City and runs well into next year. Special guests Neck Deep will join the UK leg, which starts in February. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 23rd while general sales start Thursday, August 25th. Get all the details here.
In anticipation of their new album Will of the People, Muse have announced four huge stadium gigs for next summer. The tour starts May 27th in Plymouth and wraps up June 25th in Milton Keynes. They’ll be joined by special guests Royal Blood on three of the dates. The duo will not be playing Glasgow. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26th.
Lindsey Buckingham will head out on a North American tour this fall in support of this 2021 self-titled album. The trek starts on October 26th in Bristol, Tennessee, and concludes in Augusta, Georgia on November 19th. Tickets are currently on sale.