Will those going for Lil Wayne get a refund? Not sure how that works. This does suck though. Hope the blink camp doesn't stay away from rappers now. Thought it was a cool choice to tour with Lil Wayne, even if I couldn't see the tour in Chicago. But I think it might be best for blink to take a little breather after this tour.
Guess I don't know why blink is doing what they're doing. When Skiba joined it was time to wash the bad aftertaste Tom left, and they had Matt sing on almost every song to get his foot in the door, so to speak, and I was thinking, ok, blink will honor their legacy but incorporate Matt and his songs into the blink brand right away. Then they play their greatest hits setlist and like only 3-4 songs off Cali. So then I'm thinking, maybe they hope a bunch of people don't realize Matt isn't Tom and they'll kinda just keep Matt as a glorified fill-in.
But then less than a year later they release the Deluxe and it's like, ok, Matt now has 20+ songs in the book with his name on it, NOW they'll slowly phase out Tom-only songs other than First Date and ATST. But then they never play those DLX or deep cuts of Cali live!!! So now I'm thinking, ok, blink clearly wants to just rake in the $$$ and live off the legacy they built through shows, fine. But don't feel the need to release 100 mediocre songs just so your decision go with Matt feels justified. If they release 1 amazing album with him, that'd do more than quantity.
Then Mark gets a fun side project going, they phase out Feldy and I'm thinking, ok, cool, this might be +44 2.0 mixed with blink. Or a polished turd of a record that has too many cooks in the kitchen. Either way they're showing they can change things up. There was a tiny bit of hope buried in my ranting posts. Getting Lil Wayne on tour was a cool way of showing they were open to new ideas too and expanding their crowd.
I think they've just been going nonstop with no break, they're too close to the situation and it might be ok to take some time off to regroup, do a couple side projects, see why things are going seemingly array lately (where's the album news? Lil Wayne maybe quitting), let Alkaline Trio actually tour for more than like 6 weeks at a time, and then come back with a fresh approach after a year off.