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SoCal Punk Legends Blink-182 to Close Out Blizzcon 2013
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Thousands of gamers are about to come to a party and celebrate all the big things (and all the small things too) . . . and maybe even fall in love with a gnome at a rock show when legendary Southern California punk rock trio Blink-182 headlines the closing concert at Blizzard Entertainment’s sold-out BlizzCon® gaming convention, taking place November 8–9 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Acclaimed worldwide for their influential and groundbreaking pop-punk sound, Blink-182 has achieved massive critical and commercial success, with over 35 million albums sold. Their third album, Enema of the State, went quintuple platinum and catapulted the band into superstardom.

Unfortunately for fans of Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?” video, Anaheim city ordinances strictly forbid the band from running naked through the streets around the convention center. BlizzCon attendees are kindly asked to adhere to the same policy.

“After two days of hard work watching games and playing games and talking about games, we can’t think of a better way to kick back and relax than to have your face melted by Blink-182,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have such an awesome band helping us bring BlizzCon to an epic conclusion.”

“Nothing beats touring and playing in front of a live crowd,” said Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 guitarist and vocalist. “Our roots are in Southern California, so playing at BlizzCon will be like having a show in our own backyard—only with a couple thousand more orcs and elves in loincloths and bikini armor.”

BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® game universes. The show will have an array of activities, including discussion panels, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, hands-on playtime with current and upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games, and more.

While tickets to the convention are no longer available, viewers at home can join the excitement by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which offers comprehensive live coverage of both days of the event, including Blink-182’s performance, via multi-channel HD Internet stream for $39.99 USD (pricing and availability may vary by region).

DIRECTV customers in the United States can order the BlizzCon 2013 Pay Per View event, priced at $49.99 USD, which includes access to the Virtual Ticket online stream. Visit www.directv.com/blizzcon for more details.

With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply. As BlizzCon draws closer, further details about the show will be announced at www.blizzcon.com.
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Comments 198 Comments
  1. Galdur's Avatar
    Hardly legends or punk for that matter, SoCal I guess is acurate.
  1. Torais's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galdur View Post
    Hardly legends or punk for that matter, SoCal I guess is acurate.
    I guess "90's Pop-rock group that while technically competent, had all impact they might of had drained away by insane levels of over-exposure" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
  1. Xeh.-'s Avatar
    Comments just stopped at 182? GG :P
  1. ODDLAWL's Avatar
    I'll definitely be staying for the closing ceremony now! I haven't stayed for the past two closing ceremonies at all.
  1. OriginZero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Doesn't matter who plays at BlizzCon I'd imagine. I saw Ozzy playing, I saw Tenacious D playing and I saw Foo Fighters playing, and each concert had the WORST crowd I'd ever seen. I mean honestly, Blizzard could ressurect John Lennon, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and have them all perfrom together, the crowd would still just look at them with blank faces and a pulse rate around 0...
    I've only been to 2010 with Tenacious D, but the crowd was not just standing around with blank faces...I mean, I just checked out the video clips I recorded and saw that, but I suppose you remember it how you want...
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    I will be there too!!! Will be awesome!!!
  1. Tastyfish's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Franksredhot View Post
    I'd rather see The Offspring
    Dexter is punk tho.. LOL
  1. outflow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbugged View Post
    So lets grasp at straws.

    The closing ceremony for Cataclysm was Ozzy Osborne with Bark at the Moon, a nod to Worgen

    For Mists, it was Foo Fighters, a nod to Monks and Kung-fu?

    So for the next expac to be closed off by Blink-182...
    "All the small things"... Gnome expansion!
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Who the F is Blink-182?!
  1. connor778's Avatar
    wtf is up with all the blink 182 hate???! some of your comments are extremely ignorant and make you sound stupid... they're not 20 anymore, its not 1994, they're alot older now, and have been together the past 5 years playing music without the constant "sophomoric" behavior. And a lot of their music is well written, and meaningful. You probably haven't heard of Angels and Airwaves, the other band that Tom Delong created. they have a very professional feel, and its all really meaningful stuff and 0% childish like the 1990s blink. the 2013 blink has taken alot of AvA's feeling to their music, and all im saying is this years blizzcon is going to be a treat! gonna be great, I cant wait!!! wish I was going
  1. Stevegasm's Avatar
    Never been a fan of Blink-182, but never hated them, and to be honest, I think they're pretty solid song writers and a credit to the genre, even though I'm not a huge fan the genre. The only thing I really feel I can trash them for was that they picked up where Green Day left off, and paved the way for Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, and all kinds of god-awful pop-punk that infested the early 2000s. I can only be thankful that a typical punk band's career is barely longer than a rap career.
  1. naPS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by connor778 View Post
    And a lot of their music is well written, and meaningful. You probably haven't heard of Angels and Airwaves, the other band that Tom Delong created. they have a very professional feel, and its all really meaningful stuff and 0% childish like the 1990s blink.
    I'm not old, and I'm not a curmudgeon, but this comment makes me want to scream something about how bad the current generations music sucks ass. It's terrible. There's a few artists that actually create art, but the majority of the shit that is on the radio and TV today is absolute garbage. Shit, more than half the artists now don't even write their own stuff.

    PUKE.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Would of preferred Rise Against but whatever. I haven't cared about blink 182 since high school.
  1. helusay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galdur View Post
    Hardly legends or punk for that matter, SoCal I guess is acurate.
    Not even really SoCal punk legends. When I think of SoCal punk legends, I think of bands like X, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Agent Orange and Suicidal Tendencies. Maybe even Social Distortion or Bad Religion, but certainly not Blink-182.
  1. traen's Avatar
    Why would anyone call a 20-year old boy band a "legend"?
  1. helusay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrStiglit View Post
    If you are going to call any band a so-cal punk legend it is Bad Religion... NOT these guys....
    Quote Originally Posted by Doritotaco View Post
    BAD RELIGION formed the way for many punk bands.....while i dont like them at all, they had some talent and a true fan base. Would be a MUCH better choice.
    Ahhhh youth. There were so many more punk bands that came out of SoCal that were better than Bad Religion and way more influential. But then again, I guess it's a generational thing. I am not saying that BR is a bad band, but I wouldn't hold them up with the esteem that you two give them.
  1. NotFunny008's Avatar
    It took me a few seconds to figure out what is SoCal Punk Legends Blink. I thought some clothing store was going to close or something.
  1. ImportantLoreInformation's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flame6 View Post
    Ugh, I remember these guys were big 12 years ago when I was only 14. Do these guys match the general audience? They're probably different now than they were.
    I can't believe they're even a band now, or that anyone likes them.
    Blizzcon's live entertainment has always been pretty bad.

    I mean, they've had some cool ones like Tenacious D, but for every Jack Black they've had, they've had six Goo-Goo Dolls.

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