Blink-182‘s last-minute set at Coachella Friday marks the group’s first show back since reuniting with Tom DeLonge last year. Not only that, it’s Mark Hoppus‘ first full Blink-182 concert since his 2021 cancer battle.
In an Instagram post ahead of the performance, Hoppus declares, “Chemo to Coachella.”
“Very much in my feelings today,” Hoppus writes. “Grateful to be here and excited to play a rock show with my friends tonight.”
Additionally, the show is significant for Travis Barker, who’s been recovering from surgery on his finger. The operation required Blink to postpone the first leg of their world reunion tour, which was originally scheduled to kick off in Mexico in March.
When Blink-182’s next album arrives — their first with DeLonge since 2011 — you’ll be able to hear what it sounds like when Barker plays drums with a broken finger.
“I recorded the last three songs on the album with a broken finger,” Barker tells Rolling Stone.
Blink’s Coachella set takes place at 6:45 p.m. PT. You can watch Coachella performances livestreaming on YouTube.
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