Following on from Soundwave’s third addition of acts to its mammoth 2013 bill, the likes of Killswitch Engage and The Vandals joined a lineup that already fit to bursting with skate punk icons The Offspring and Sum 41; as well as populist arena rock in Linkin Park, Garbage, and Paramore.
Never mind some of the biggest names in metal, including Bullet For My Valentine, Stone Sour, Dragonforce and three of metal’s Big Four; Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax all locked in.
That’s a lot of acts to put on potential sideshows, and following on from the announcement of the Linkin Park/Stone Sour double header shows for Sydney and Melbourne, Triple M have leaked the official Sidewaves dates for the pop-punk luminaries who are topping Soundwave 2013.
Blink 182 will be playing four sideshows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, while the venues are set to be confirmed for this Friday, according to Soundwave boss/serial twitterer AJ Maddah. Who originally planned to announce the Blink sideshows earlier, but “needed extra time in order to add 1 more show.”
That, along with the fact that Maddah had to find a new venue for the Brisbane sideshow after plans to hold it at Riverstage fell through.
These dates will be the first Australian shows from the trio since their last visit in 2004, and fans have been clamouring for a return from the band ever since. But drummer Travis Barker’s fear of flying, instilled by the tragic plane crash that claimed DJ AM’s life, had nearly put end to any hopes of the band’s taking the long trip down under.
Thankfully, he’s found some sort of coping mechanism and the band are set to play Soundwave 2013 and the newly-announced sideshows.
BLINK 182 SIDEWAVES 2013
Brisbane – Friday 22 February
Melbourne – Tuesday 26 February
Adelaide – Wednesday 6 March
Sydney – Friday 8 March
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 // FULL LINEUP
A PERFECT CIRCLE / THE OFFSPRING / PARAMORE / SLAYER / GARBAGE / CYPRESS HILL / BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE / TOMAHAWK / STONE SOUR / BRING ME THE HORIZON / KYUSS LIVES / ANTHRAX / SUM 41 / DRAGONFORCE / ALL TIME LOW / FLOGGING MOLLY / GHOST / DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/ THE VANDALS/ BILLY TALENT / MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK / MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE / THE AMITY AFFLICTION / SICK OF IT ALL / KINGDOM OF SORROW / FOZZY / THE LAWRENCE ARMS / SLEEPING WITH SIRENS / CANCER BATS / THE BLACKOUT / GALLOWS / MADBALL / FUCKED UP / VISION OF DISORDER / PIERCE THE VEIL / PERIPHERY / SHAI HALUD / OF MICE & MEN / ORANGE GOBLIN/ THE SWORD/ CHELSEA GRIN/ THE CHARIOT/ SHARKS / DR ACULA/ O’BROTHER/ NORTHLANE/ MILESTONESTHIS IS HELL / MISS MAY I / DANKO JONES / LUCERO / WOE, IS ME / THE WONDER YEARS / POLAR BEAR CLUB / WHILE SHE SLEEPS / CEREBRAL BALLZY / THE EARLY NOVEMBER / SUCH GOLD / SIX FEET UNDER / THE DEAR HUNTER / DEAF HAVANA / RED FANG / VERSUS THE WORLD / BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR / CONFESSION / CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! / SYLOSIS / MEMPHIS MAY FIRE / CROSSFAITH
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES
SATURDAY 23- BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!
SUNDAY 24 – SYDNEY, OLYMPIC PARK – SOLD OUT!
FRIDAY 1 – MELBOURNE, FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE – SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 2 – ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK – SOLD OUT!
MONDAY 4 – PERTH, CLAREMONT SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!