Fans have reacted to Blink-182‘s comeback set at Coachella 2023 on Friday (April 14), their first since they reunited with Tom DeLonge.
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On the first day of the festival, the band played a 50-minute set of hits after they were confirmed as a last-minute addition the day before the show.
The show came as the first of the band’s comeback tour, which was postponed after drummer Travis Barker suffered repeated injuries to a finger.
During the set, the band played ‘Feeling This’, ‘What’s My Age Again?’, ‘The Rock Show’, ‘I Miss You’, ‘All The Small Things’ and other hits, alongside recent single ‘Edging’.
In the field in Indio, California and on the festival’s livestream, fans reacted to the “incredible” experience of seeing the trio back together again.
“An absolutely incredible experience watching these three back on stage together,” one fan wrote. “Wish I was there. So happy for them.”
Another said of their returning frontman: “I’m so glad you’re back Tom.”
I only paid for Twitter Blue so I could upload the entirety of Blink 182’s two-song finale at Coachella.
An absolutely incredible experience watching these three back on stage together. Wish I was there. So happy for them. pic.twitter.com/cFUAorMKIg
— Caleb Turner (@calebturner23) April 15, 2023
Just watched the blink-182 set at coachella and i’m so glad you’re back Tom pic.twitter.com/v2M3hxIEDo
— Kyle Heath (@Mrjkheath) April 15, 2023
“Blink-182 absolutely killed it at Coachella!” another fan tweeted after the set. “Just watched their whole set and it was PERFECTION!”
See a range of reactions to the comeback performance below.
Blink-182 absolutely killed it at Coachella! Just watched their whole set and it was PERFECTION! #Blink182
— Mawliwan (@Mawliwan) April 15, 2023
I love d the blink-182 performance at Coachella this year, makes me wish I had bought tickets for the concert in my local area
— Triblearia (@Triblearia) April 15, 2023
blink-182 coachella full set was perfect i just watched the whole thing beginning to end
— kenny BEAR (@RapDose) April 15, 2023
Watching @blink182 set from Coachella! Buzzing for London and Manchester in October. Blink are back
— JD (@JD_mufc86) April 15, 2023
Getting emotional watching the @blink182 Coachella set is what Saturday mornings are for, right?
No but seriously this band messes up your head coz im here getting emotional because they are back together again meanwhile they are singing “Family Reunion” 😂😂😂
Ah Blink 🖤 pic.twitter.com/ellEghAKO4
— The Band Wagon (@ScoobyGangKid) April 15, 2023
blink sounded so fucking good at Coachella. Insert tear emoji.
— TheWarThatGloriaStarted (@B0bbyDean) April 15, 2023
The fact that blink performed at Coachella and it was an amazing set brought me joy!
— Baba_Yaga (@xHide562x) April 15, 2023
Other highlights from Friday at Coachella included a cameo-filled show from Gorillaz, an appearance from Nile Rodgers during Blondie’s set, and the debut of a new song during MUNA‘s.
The first night of Coachella 2023 concluded with a headline set from Bad Bunny. Saturday’s (April 15) roster features Blackpink, Boygenius, Charli XCX, The Linda Lindas and The Kid LAROI, among many others – you can see the full line-up here, with info on how stream every set live here.
Coachella’s first weekend will wrap up on Sunday (April 16), with the second running over April 21-23.
Check back at NME all weekend for more reviews, news, interviews, photos and more from Coachella 2023.
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