Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge has been speculated to be using autotune during the band’s reunion concert at Coachella.
Over the last two decades, Coachella has maintained its trend-setting reputation by hosting special guests, surprise sets and unexpected reunions before other fests get ahold of them. Blink-182 reunited with the classic lineup and played its first show in almost a decade at an hour-long set in the Sahara Tent announced just a day before the festival’s start.
Entering to “Also Sprach Zarathustra” — aka the theme to “2001” — Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, playing together for the first time since DeLonge left the band in 2014, wasted no time reembracing the juvenile, fun, ridiculous double-time punk-pop that made them breakthrough radio stars in the late ‘90s and early aughts, opening with “Family Reunion”
They carried through non-stop, angsty songs, from “All the Small Things” to “I Miss You” to “Feeling This” to “What’s My Age Again?” They also played “Dysentery Gary,” with Long joking that he’d given himself a “C+” for his performance. In between, they cracked constant sophomoric jokes — but got innovated, mashing up TLC’s “No Scrubs” with “Dammit” at one point.
Blink-182 recently postponed the Latin America leg of their reunion tour due to Travis Barker receiving emergency surgery after smashing a finger during rehearsal. Barker appeared fine though at Coachella, as seen below.