Blink and You'll Miss It

San Diego's biggest rock stars of all time are reuniting for a summer tour -- tickets will go fast -- and announces they'll play a local gig while they're at it.

Blink-182, who played a hit-and-run three song set Thursday night in Century City ("I am about to walk onstage for the first Blink-182 concert in years," Mark Hoppus tweeted before taking the stage. "Soooo stoked, nervous and excited. Wish us luck!!!!!"), will play 50 shows this summer, starting on July 24 in Vegas. Best of all for local fans is a show lined up Sept. 16 at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Chula Vista. Other relatively nearby concerts include dates in Irvine, Phoenix and Santa Barbara.

Other Blink news: The band says on its Web site that "we're back. We mean really back.... In the studio writing and recording a new album."

It's not clear who will share the stage with Blink when they play South Bay, but Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco and several other acts will be on the tour at some point.

Tickets for the entire tour will go on sale May 30 at

Blink-182 split up in 2005. The spark for the reunion appears to be Travis Barker's survival of a deadly plane crash last September.

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