2000 Live Release from the Band's First-Ever Arena Tour Released on 180g Vinyl as Part of Universal's Blink 182 Catalog Reissue Campaign!
Since their humble beginnings nearly 25 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, Blink-182 has gone on to become one of the defining rock bands of their generation, selling over 50 million albums worldwide and rocking audiences from Adelaide to Zurich. The trio of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker, emerged from the SoCal pop-punk scene of the early-90s and quickly gained a reputation for their raucous live shows, incredibly catchy songs and irreverent, tongue-in-cheek humor. Blink-182's latest studio release, California, with new member Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio who replaced DeLonge, debuted at #1 in July 2016, giving the band their second career #1 album and first in 15 years.
Recorded over two nights at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco in November 1999 by producer Jerry Finn, The Mark, Tom & Travis Show: The Enema Strikes Back!, released in 2000, captured the band in the midst of their meteoric rise as they enjoyed their first-ever arena tour. The high-energy set showcases songs from across their three studio albums with a focus on Enema Of The State which they were on tour supporting. A handful of songs – "Family Reunion," "The Country Song," "Blow Job," – were songs made up on tour and only played at the shows.
The album features one non-live track, "Man Overboard," which was written during the Enema sessions and recorded after the tour. Released as the album's lead single, it peaked at #2 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. The record debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 110,000 copies its first week. The fourth side of the vinyl release, titled "Words of Wisdom," closes out the album with 29 "skits," examples of some of the wild between-song patter by DeLonge and Hoppus that has distinguished the band for its fans.