Box Car Racer, The Used Hit The Road
Blink-182 side band Box Car Racer will team with Utah-based rock outfit the Used for a fall North American tour, due to kick off Oct. 25 in Dallas and run through Nov. 26 in Las Vegas.Blink-182 side band Box Car Racer will team with Utah-based rock outfit the Used for a fall North American tour, due to kick off Oct. 25 in Dallas and run through Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. Box Car Racer features Blink guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker, along with guitarist David Kennedy and bassist Anthony Celestino. The group's self-titled MCA debut opened at No. 12 on The Billboard 200 in May and has sold 244,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In contrast to Blink-182's genial pop/punk, Box Car Racer details quirky aspects of growing up and harsh life lessons (divorce, romantic breakup, suicide). "The idea of family life being disrupted with relationships with one another is something that happens to so many different people. But the idea that there is a grand purpose for the world we live on and it's kind of heading in a sour way is something not everyone understands and thinks about," DeLonge told Billboard.com in June.
As previously reported, Barker also plays drums in the Transplants, which also features Rancid's Tim Armstrong. The group finished a brief U.S. tour in late July, and will release its self-titled debut Oct. 8 via Epitaph.
The Used's self-titled Reprise debut was released in June but debuted this week at No. 50 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The group is on the road with the Vans Warped Tour through early September.
Here are Box Car Racer/the Used tour dates:
Oct. 25: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Oct. 27: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
Oct. 30: Gainesville, Fla. (Palace)
Nov. 1: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Nov. 2: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
Nov. 3: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Nov. 4: Worcester, Mass. (Palladium)
Nov. 6: Montreal (Metropolis)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Nov. 8: Detroit (State Theatre)
Nov. 9: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Nov. 12: Milwaukee (Eagles Ballroom)
Nov. 13: Minneapolis (Quest Club)
Nov. 15: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Nov. 16: Salt Lake City (Brick's)
Nov. 18: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Nov. 19: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Nov. 21: San Francisco (Warfield)
Nov. 22: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theatre)
Nov. 23-24: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
Nov. 26: Las Vegas (the Joint)