Women in Music 2019

Blink-182 Postpone El Paso Concert Following Deadly Mass Shooting

Blink-182 has postponed their concert in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday (Aug. 4) following the mass shooting in a Walmart that left 20 people dead and many others injured Saturday.

"Following today’s terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community," the band tweeted Saturday. "Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso."

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus tweeted Saturday that he and his bandmates were "locked down" in their El Paso hotel room situated just a few miles from the Cielo Vista Mall where the shooting took place.   

Hoppus tweeted that he was en route to the mall when his security team informed him that there was an active shooter near their destination. They returned to their hotel, where news of another shooting in the area broke.

Blink-182 are currently on a co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne, who was performing at Chicago's Lollapalooza on the day of the mass shooting.


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