BLINK-182 | TPI September 2017 Issue

With an altered line-up and a brand new record in tow, the American punk rockers hit the road with the California tour. TPi’s Stew Hume caught up with the band and crew at the tail end of their UK leg at the O2 Arena, London. PRODUCTION PROFILE Opposite: In support of their new album, California, […]


Blink 182 - California Tour

d3 Supports Blink 182’s Worldwide “California Tour” The ongoing tour, in support of the band’s seventh studio album, called “California,” began last summer; its first international leg concluded in October 2016. The US leg of the 2017 tour wrapped up in May. European and other international dates follow through autumn. Blink-182 uses d3 to map […]


Blink-182 ‘California’ 2017 Tour

Blink 182 is considered key to the development of modern pop punk; the band’s combination of pop melodies with fast-paced punk rock featured a more radio-friendly accessibility than prior bands. The trio has sold over thirteen million albums in the United States, and over 50 million albums worldwide.   Upon its July 2016 release, “California” became the band’s second […]


Blink-182 Tours with Robe BMFL Blades

RVINE, CA — For Blink-182’s 2016 return to the road, in support of the band’s mid-2016 album release, California, the production design by Dominic Smith from Neon Black featured 40 BMFL Blades supplied by VER. Twelve of the BMFL Blades are used as key lights on the front of the band, and the rest as […]


Meet the Las Vegans who designed Blink-182’s tour graphics

When it comes to an international concert tour, generally the entire production and crew come from other places. But on pop-punk act Blink-182’s current tour, which began last Thursday in San Diego and continued with a pair of dates at the Joint, most of the creative/visual team actually hails from Las Vegas, and includes some […]


Rihanna's LOUD Tour

Rihanna’s LOUD Tour 2011 is not originally named for its decibel level — although the ears would say otherwise. Production designer LeRoy Bennett uses loud as another word for “intensity.” Loud in looks. Loud for the eyes. Loud as in, “Pay attention and look.” “It’s called loud, but not in a literal sense,” Bennett explains. […]