91X Adds Blink-182 To X-Fest, Moves Show To September
April 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM (PT)
LMSD Alternative XTRA-F (91X)/SAN DIEGO has added BLINK-182 to "91X X-FEST" as the third headliner alongside THE OFFSPRING and THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS to perform at the station's annual summertime event. The X-FEST concert date has been moved to FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th at SLEEP TRAIN AMPHITHEATER to accommodate the addition SAN DIEGO's iconic band BLINK-182. Tickets are on sale now, and any already purchased will be honored at the new date.
The rest of the X-FEST artist lineup originally announced a couple weeks ago (NET NEWS 3/25) remains mostly unchanged, with SILVERSUN PICKUPS, THE DIRTY HEADS, FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, WAVVES, ATLAS GENIUS, IAMDYNAMITE, and NEW POLITICS rounding out the bill.
BLINK-182 frontman TOM DELONGE said, "This will be the only live concert by BLINK-182 in CALIFORNIA this year. “We thought that if we were gonna do something, let’s do it as close to my house as possible. "We’re very excited to announce that BLINK-182 will be there with you."
In addition, 91X will also host a "91X-CLUSIVE" concert on FRIDAY, MAY 17th, the original X-FEST date, headlined by JIMMY EAT WORLD with IAMDYNAMITE as special guests at the HOUSE OF BLUES.
91X PD CHRISTY TAYLOR said, "When we started planning, we knew X-FEST had to be big this year in honor of 91X's 30th anniversary. We wanted BLINK-182 from day one, but it didn't seem to be working out, so we went ahead with a stellar lineup with THE OFFSPRING and THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS. We never gave up, an opportunity appeared, and now we are thrilled to add SAN DIEGO's favorite band to X-FEST, and end the summer with the biggest concert of the year."
Find more info at 91x.com.