Advertisement
  1. Music

Blink-182, Lil Wayne coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will come to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on July 26, 2019. (Courtesy of Randall Slavin)
Published May 6

On the surface, it doesn't make much sense. A Blink-182/Lil Wayne co-headlining tour? A pop-punk trio and a hip-hop legend on the same stage on the same night? In 2019? What?

But the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Lil Wayne has worked and toured with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. They both love skateboarding -- Lil Wayne, so much so, that he's a semi-regular presence at the Skatepark of Tampa.

So, you know, why not? Why SHOULDN'T Blink-182 and Lil Wayne announce summer tour dates together?

The rapper and pop-punks will perform together at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 26, with Neck Deep opening. Tickets start at $37.50 and go on sale at noon Friday. Click here for details.

Whether this means we'll actually get to hear a live mash-up of A Milli and What's My Age Again remains to be seen, but now that we know this tour exists at all, nothing can be ruled out. Maybe it's time for Jay-Z and Linkin Park to think about a Collision Course nostalgia tour.

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. A man takes a picture of a sign at the Little A'Le'Inn during an event inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Rachel, Nev. Hundreds have arrived in the desert after a Facebook post inviting people to "see them aliens" got widespread attention and gave rise to festivals this week. JOHN LOCHER  |  AP
    The Air Force has issued stern warnings for people not to try to enter the Nevada Test and Training Range, where Area 51 is located.
  2. Rapper NF will perform at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on May 1, 2020. John Taylor Sweet
    The two rappers have announced shows in the coming months, including one for USF’s Homecoming week.
  3. Michael Francis leads a community chorus during one of the Florida Orchestra's Sing Out Tampa Bay sing-alongs. MICHAEL FRANCIS  |  Florida Orchestra
    The music director is entering his fifth year with the orchestra, which has a Beethoven-heavy season opening Sept. 27 in Tampa.
  4. Lindsey Stirling will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Dec. 20, 2019. Shervin Lainez
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  5. Patrons hit the dance floor at Tampa venue Skipper's Smokehouse in 2015. LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times (2015)
    A 12-hour party in the Skipperdome, stargazing and a family-friendly Williams Park festival provide free and cheap entertainment.
  6. Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of the Who will play Tampa's Amalie Arena on Sunday. CHRIS URSO  |  Tampa Bay Times (2015)
    The Who, Future, Billy Ray Cyrus, Disturbed, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Orville Peck and more.
  7. Jimmy Buffett performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 6, 2017. JAY CRIDLIN  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The quintessential Florida Man and his Coral Reefer Band hit town for the holidays.
  8. Buddy Guy charms the crowd in between songs at A Taste of Pinellas in 2011.
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  9. Oscar-winning pop star Sam Smith, who is non-binary, announced Friday that they now use "they/them" as their third-person pronouns. On social media, they said that "after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am ..." JOEL C RYAN  |  Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
    The singer now uses they/them pronouns. It shouldn’t be hard for reporters to recognize — and explain — gender non-binary terms. | Ashley Dye
  10. A composite image of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, photographed by the David Richard of the Associated Press in 2018; and Eddie Money, photographed in 2004 by Jessica Reilly of the Telegraph Herald. Money died on Sept. 13, 2019; Ocasek died on Sept. 15, 2019. Associated Press
    The Cars frontman and ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ singer voiced a generation in distinct ways.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement