By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Tickets will be available this weekend for a pair of big upcoming shows — Blink-182 in April and George Lopez with D.L. Hughley in July.
Blink-182 will hit town for an April 21 show at the Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912, part of the band's extention of its 2016 tour in support of its album California.
After fan-club and Rock 108 exclusive sales, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tarpley Music, 3800 W. Interstate 40, and online at Din Promotions. Cost is $49.50, plus fees.
Rock 108's Eric Slayter said he expects the concert to sell out.
"I was thinking it would be well received," he said of Monday's announcment of the show, "and it exceeded what we thought it would be."
The pop-punk band, known for such hits as "What's My Age Again?" and "All the Small Things," formed nearly 25 years ago in San Diego and has since sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Members include Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba, who joined in 2015 to replace original member Tom DeLonge.
In addition, tickets go on sale at noon Friday for a July 28 comedy concert by Lopez and Hughley in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.
Tickets are $
55 to $75 $51 and $71, plus fees. Call 806-378-3096. (Prices corrected from original post)
Lopez broke out in 2000 when actress/producer Sandra Bullock helped him get a self-titled sitcom on ABC. The show lasted six seasons and remains popular in syndication and on Nick at Nite.
He followed that up with the 2009 late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS. Lopez also is active in film work, most recently reprising his voiceover role as Rafael in Rio 2 and Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs 2.
He has performed in Amarillo at least a half-dozen times since his initial sitcom success.
Hughley was the original host of the BET's ComicView, then wrote, produced and starred in the sitcom The Hughleys from 1998 to 2002. He's an original member of The Original Kings of Comedy and competed in Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.