Blink-182 No.1 in US and UK with California

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Blink-182 have hit the number one spot on the US and UK album charts with California – their first album to feature Matt Skiba.

It’s the first time they’ve reached the American top spot since 2001’s Take Off Your Pants And Jacket – and first time ever in Britain.

Billboard reports that the US sales figures of 186,000 units mark the third-largest week for a rock album this year, and Blink’s best-selling seven-day period since 2003.

Mark Hoppus last week told Spin: “I think people take Blink more seriously now than they did before. People wrote us off as this joke band – but the people who listened to Blink knew that we were silly and whatever, but we wrote songs about divorce and suicide and depression.

“I still feel like we’re the underdogs, but I feel like people respect us now. People might not like our band or love our music, but I think people respect the fact that we’ve been doing this for 25 years.”

California was written after the band split with Tom DeLonge last year. He’s still talking up the prospect of a reunion in the future.

Jul 22: San Diego Arena, CA (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 23: Las Vegas Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, NV (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 26: El Paso Don Haskins Center, TX (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 28: Oklahoma Chesapeake Energy Arena, OK (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 29: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 30: San Antonio AT&T Center, TX (with All-American Rejects)
Jul 31: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 02: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, GA (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 03: Greenville Bon Secours Arena, SC (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 05: West Palm Beach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, FL (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 06: Tampa Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, FL (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 08: Nashville Ascend Amphitheater, TN (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 09: Cleveland Blossom Music Center, OH (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 10: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH (with All-American Rejects)
Aug 12: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 13: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach, NY (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 14: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 16: Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amp, VA (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 19: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 21: Toronto Molson Canadian Amp, ON (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 23: Syracuse Lakeview Amp, NY (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 24: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, NY (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 25: Scranton Pavilion at Montage Mountain, PA (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 27: Hershey Park Pavilion, PA (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 28: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA (with A Day To Remember)
Aug 30: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theater, MI (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 02: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 03: Bangor Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, ME (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 04: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 08: St Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 09: Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amp, IL (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 10: Noblesville Klipsch Music Center, IN (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 11: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amp, MO (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 13: Denver Pepsi Center, CO (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 15: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 16: Spokane Arena, WA (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 17: Seattle Key Arena, WA (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 18: Vancouver Abbotsford Centre, BC (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 20: Portland Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, OR (with All-American Rejects)
Sep 22: Salt Lake City USANA Amp, UT (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 24: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 25: Albuquerque Isleta Amp, NM (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 28: San Francisco Shoreline Amp, CA (with A Day To Remember)
Sep 29: Irvine Meadows Amp, CA (with A Day To Remember)
Oct 01: Los Angeles Forum, CA (with A Day To Remember)
Oct 05: Santa Barbara Bowl, CA (with A Day To Remember)
Oct 06: Save Mart Center, CA (with A Day To Remember)
Oct 07: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, CA (with A Day To Remember)

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