Pop Punks Help Suffering Surfer
Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight againsBlink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight against Ewing Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Friends and family have already raised $15,000 to help pay the cost of the uninsured Bogle's treatment. The surfer, who was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, is being treated at California's Stanford Hospital.
September will also see a silent auction at the Kaneohe Bay Yacht Club to benefit the Friends and Family of Jason Bogle Cancer Fund. For more information, visit jasonboglefund.com.
Blink-182 is preparing to release a new, self-titled album Nov. 18 via Geffen. The set will be the follow-up to 2001's "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
"We don't have any joke songs on this record, but we still have [the same] sense of humor that we always had," bassist Mark Hoppus says in a video interview conducted in Japan, posted on the band's official Web site. "We took our songwriting more seriously on this record than we have on other records. We didn't want to go in to the studio and record the same album as we did last time. We just wanted to see where we could take our music."
Following the benefit show, Taking Back Sunday will hit the road again in support of its 2002 Victory album "Tell All Your Friends." The set peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 183 on The Billboard 200. The group has dates scheduled with Saves The Day and is also slated to perform Sept. 9 on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."