Blink-182 members to reunite, play Coachella following Travis Barkers surgery

Blink-182 members to reunite, play Coachella following Travis Barkers surgery


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(All the) small things — even hand surgery — can’t keep Blink-182 from Coachella.

All original members of the band are making a surprise early comeback at the music festival Friday, two months after Travis Barker’s finger injury delayed their world tour.

The surprise addition to the six-day California event was announced via Instagram Wednesday with a photo of the updated schedule.

“Take off your pants and jacket ☀️,” the post’s caption read, referencing the punk rock group’s 2001 album.

According to the social media upload, Barker and Blink-182’s other original members — Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge — will perform Friday on the Sahara stage from 6:45 a.m. to 7:35 a.m. PST.

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It is unclear whether they will play both weekends.

The Grammy nominees were initially set to reunite for a world tour on March 11, but their plans were delayed after Barker, 47, injured his left ring finger.

“I was playing the drums at rehearsals yesterday and I smashed my finger so hard I dislocated it and tore the ligaments,” the musician tweeted in February.

The DTA Records founder went under the knife later that same month, posting updates — and gruesome photos — before and after the procedure.

His return to the stage Friday will mark the first time since 2014 that the trio have performed together since guitarist DeLonge, 47, left the band to form Angels & Airwaves in 2015.

Bassist Mark Hoppus and Barker continued making music with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, even amid Hoppus’ 2021 skin cancer battle.

Barker and Hoppus confirmed DeLonge’s return in October 2022 with news of the world tour and the release of their single “Edging.”

While the South American leg was subsequently canceled, DeLonge confirmed via Instagram last month that the “devastated” band will circle back to multiple Latin American cities in 2024.

The tour kicks off May 4 in St. Paul, Minn., with ensuing performances in cities throughout North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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