Green Day, Blink Plan 'Pop Disaster'

In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day and Blink-182 will co-headline the Pop Disaster tour, kicking off April 17 in Bakersfield, Calif. Although venues have

In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day and Blink-182 will co-headline the Pop Disaster tour, kicking off April 17 in Bakersfield, Calif. Although venues have not yet been announced, the 41-date tour is scheduled to conclude June 17 in Minneapolis. Jimmy Eat World will support for the trek's first half, with Saves The Day taking over for the second half. The bands will choose local and lesser-known acts to round out the bill each night. Beginning Feb. 21, MTV.com will host ticket pre-sale promotions for the tour.

"We've been fans of Green Day for a long time and we are very excited about the tour," Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus said in a statement. "Prepare yourself for the Pop Disaster: grits, gristle, and musical mayhem," Green Day drummer Tre Cool added.

Prior to the tour, Green Day will play five Japanese dates from March 29-April 4. The group is touring behind last year's "International Superhits" collection (Reprise), which debuted at No. 40 on The Billboard 200 and featured the new songs "Poprocks and Coke" and "Maria." Green Day's last studio album, "Warning," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in October 2000 and has sold 948,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Blink-182Blink-182 will be supporting last year's MCA set "Take off Your Pants and Jacket," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 1.6 million copies. As previously reported, group member Tom DeLonge will release an album with his side project Boxcar Racer May 14 via MCA. That act, which also includes Blink drummer Travis Barker, is also hoping to launch a spring tour.

Here are the dates and markets for the Pop Disaster tour:

April 17: Bakersfield, Calif.
April 19: Phoenix
April 20: Irvine, Calif.
April 23: Las Vegas
April 24: Los Angeles
April 25: San Diego
April 27: San Francisco
April 28: Sacramento, Calif.
April 29: Oakland, Calif,
May 1: Tacoma, Wash.
May 3: Salt Lake City
May 4: Denver
May 6: St. Louis
May 7: Kansas City, Mo.
May 9: Dallas
May 11: Birmingham, Ala.
May 14: Tampa, Fla.
May 15: Miami
May 17: Orlando, Fla.
May 18: Atlanta
May 19: Raleigh, N.C.
May 20: Charlotte, N.C.
May 22: Virginia Beach, Va.
May 23: Holmdel, N.J.
May 24: Scranton, Pa.
May 25: Pittsburgh
May 27: Hartford, Conn.
May 28: Philadelphia
May 30-31: New York
June 1: Buffalo, N.Y.
June 2: Boston
June 4: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
June 5: Washington, D.C.
June 8: Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 9: Columbus, Ohio
June 11: Detroit
June 12: Cleveland
June 14: Indianapolis
June 15: Chicago
June 16: Milwaukee
June 17: Minneapolis