PromoWest, the Ohio-based company behind the Bunbury Music Festival, probably isn’t too thrilled with blink-182. The trio canceled their 2018 headlining slot at Bunbury at the last minute but promised they’d be back to headline in 2019. However, blink blanked on this year’s fest as well.
But disappointed local fans got some good news when it was announced that blink’s tour with Hip Hop star Lil Wayne was coming to Riverbend on Sept. 16.
Lil Wayne has worked with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker in the past, so the seemingly odd pairing is not completely out of nowhere. Still, the tour has had some bumps. It was supposed to kick off in late June at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena, but that show was postponed. Despite reports that audiences have been mostly blink lovers — Wayne apparently didn’t enjoy that early on, even once seeming to suggest that he was pulling off the tour — recent reviews from the road make it sound as if things have been smoothed out and both co-headliners are performing solid sets.
Wayne (performing with a full backing band) even comes out at the end of the show for a “mash-up”-style version of “What’s My Age Again?”
7 p.m. Monday. $37.50-$138.50. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California, riverbend.org.
UPDATE: Lil Wayne canceled his appearance on the tour in St. Louis over the weekend. But he said he still plans to perform in Cincinnati.
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