Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop/punk trio's upcoming summer tour. Tour organizers have set aside half the tickets in all markets for the May 17-

Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop/punk trio's upcoming summer tour. Tour organizers have set aside half the tickets in all markets for the May 17-18 presale, for which fans can register through May 18. The trek gets underway July 4 in Moline, Ill., and wraps Sept. 14 in San Diego.

To sweeten the deal, presale registrants will be treated to a special video message from band members Tom Delonge and Travis Barker. Members of Blink-182's online fan club will also have a text message sent to their cell phones and pagers with presale information.

Blink-182, with support from MCA labelmaters New Found Glory, will be touring behind its upcoming MCA "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," due June 12. First single "The Rock Show" is No. 28 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Prior to the summer tour, Blink-182 will perform tonight (May 11) in Los Angeles and tomorrow (May 12) in Las Vegas, alongside Run-D.M.C., Fear Factory, Monster Magnet, Papa Roach, and Static-X, for the X107.5 Big Concert.

Here are Blink-182's summer tour dates:
July 4: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
July 6: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
July 7: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
July 9: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
July 10: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheater)
July 11: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
July 13: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheater)
July 15: St. Louis (Riverport Amphitheater)
July 18: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 23: Darien, N.Y. (Darien Performing Arts Center)
July 24: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
July 26: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 27: Camden, N.J. (E-Center)
July 29: Scranton, Pa. (Montage Mountain)
July 31: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek)
Aug. 2: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Mars Music Amphitheater)
Aug. 3: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
Aug. 7: Dallas (Music Centre at Fair Park)
Aug. 8: Houston, Texas (Woodlands)
Aug. 9: San Antonio, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 11: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Aug. 17: George, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheater)
Sept. 14: San Diego (Coors Amphitheater)

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