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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. AlarStormbringer's Avatar
    Should be okay. They're fairly entertaining, at least. I mean, I'm not as pumped as Tenacious D, but still.
  1. Ansible's Avatar
    Not my point. At all.
    And you've missed all of my points as well... you should probably just waltz back over to /mu/
  1. ProfessorTjc's Avatar
    Blink 182 is going to rock the house. Remember when people said "OMFG Tenacious D, Ewww" and they did better than Ozzy, lol. Yes Blink 182 may be a minor step down Foo Fighters to some people but I think they will be better than Ozzy and maybe even better than Tenacious D.
  1. chrisnumbers's Avatar
    I'd rather see The Offspring
  1. Ravenstalons'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....
    Amen, Sir! AMEN!
  1. Stormtrooperz's Avatar
    .....when was the last time Blink 182 was even relevant.
  1. kabshiel's Avatar
    Terrible choice. WoW players (and gamers in general) tend to very insecure about their masculinity, so choosing a band with any sort of sizeable female fanbase will never go over well.
  1. Stormtrooperz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kabshiel View Post
    Terrible choice. WoW players (and gamers in general) tend to very insecure about their masculinity, so choosing a band with any sort of sizeable female fanbase will never go over well.
    Uhm...

    I've never heard of anyone getting chastized for liking a band with a huge female fan base. At least, not with something else in tow.
  1. Looq's Avatar
    Love to see all the haters out here! <3

    Blink was more punkish back before the early 2000s when they went more poppy, but now they're rich and every one of you sleaze bags would have done the exact same thing. So you can sit there in your computer chair judging them if you want, but they win by every measure.
  1. naPS's Avatar
    If Blink-182 is punk, Milli Vanilli was straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkey View Post
    They should of just gone with Limp bizkit and have fred douche do a solo on the guitar
    GONNA SHAVE MY FRIENDS TONIGHT!
  1. Torais's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by moogogaipan View Post
    I would of loved to see Bad Religion .. THAT would of been fun.
    As much as I like BR, I somehow doubt they would ever agree to something like Blizzcon.

    I could just see Graffin making a statement about the fallacy of peoples hatred of concepts and each other wrought by the purely fictitious factions of WoW, 99% of Blizzcon staring back completely clueless at what he means and the band just walking off the stage in despair.
  1. Annoying's Avatar
    "punk" and "legends"...
  1. Wogehkak's Avatar
    Blink 182 is my all time favorite band. I'm so happy that they are playing this year. =)
  1. Dnusha's Avatar
    Blink 182 Hurray!!!111
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    I'm surprised the band is still together. I haven't listened to them since like middle school.
  1. magnoberta's Avatar
    blink 182 - time travel expansion confirmed.
  1. Morpheuspt's Avatar
    meh the're just a failed green day copy.
  1. DoomedDiceThrower's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kabshiel View Post
    Terrible choice. WoW players (and gamers in general) tend to very insecure about their masculinity, so choosing a band with any sort of sizeable female fanbase will never go over well.
    No offense, but poor argument. They had Tenacious D once, the band with arguably the most (all) female, male, transgender, bestial, spherical, transdimensional, cucumber and ethereal/ demonic fans in the universe.
  1. Nungamunch's Avatar
    This is the first time since I found out that I could not go that I have not felt the sting of the lost £120. Thankful I am avoiding it. Doesn't make up for not getting some hands on with the expansion, but my ears will thank me, or my work schedule.
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenixdown View Post
    Well, as long as they don't decide to insult an entire faction's playerbase, I'm cool with whatever.
    1) Cannibal Corpse never played at Blizzcon. 2) George was joking, he even admitted that his bitching was due tichon always getting ganked in BG's. 3) George is an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Meh, won't be as awesome as Ozzy but I much prefer them over some modern "artist" of today...

    Also for the people saying Ozzy had no skill...what have you amounted to in your time? Not sure how you measure skill but I for one love his singing voice and wouldn't hear ANYONE else sing those songs.
    That wa my point, you can't measure skill as such. And yes Ozzy is awesome and you wouldn't want anyone to sing Ozzy songs because it wouldn't feel right obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurushockin View Post
    lol wut? I was at the blizzcon when Ozzy played, and everyone went nuts! It's was amazing, maybe you're full of it!
    Relax there Sir Badass.... I saw the show, or you call that going nuts, then you must live a pretty calm life... Because what the crowd did was *not* going nuts, they barely moved or sang along.

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