Pop-Punk Dads Blink-182 Got a Bunch of Kids to Do Those ‘Fortnite’ Dances Kids Are Always Doing in a Music Video for ‘Darkside’

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Blink-182 bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus is a “dad” on the most “online” sense of the word. He tweets puns and “dad jokes” frequently on social media, and he’s often amused by things that those who spend hours on end staring at the internet every day are amused by.

On Wednesday, the veteran pop-punk dads premiered a new music video for “Darkside,” a song off the band’s upcoming album Nine, which will be out Sept. 20. The energetic song featuring dual vocals between Hoppus and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba features lyrics concerning a potential relationship, but the video does … not.

Instead, the video is an amusing blend of performance clips of Hoppus, Skiba and drummer Travis Barker playing in a middle school gym while a fleet of children in red shirts do all those dances you see kids doing everywhere you go these days. The “floss dance,” for one, and a bunch of others that you’ll often spot kids doing at baseball games, the mall, the park, pretty much anywhere kids gather.

I think they’re all mostly from the video/mobile game “Fortnite,” but who knows for sure.

I don’t know if Hoppus, full-on “Dad Joke” meme come to life, was the direct inspiration behind this video, but the internet clearly was. This video is a meme acted out in real life, and it’s hilarious.

As for the band’s new album, here’s its track listing:

  1. “The First Time”
  2. “Happy Days”
  3. “Heaven”
  4. “Darkside”
  5. “Blame It On My Youth”
  6. “Generational Divide”
  7. “Run Away”
  8. “Black Rain”
  9. “I Really Wish I Hated You”
  10. “Pin the Grenade”
  11. “No Heart To Speak Of”
  12. “Ransom”
  13. “On Some Emo Shit”
  14. “Hungover You”
  15. “Remember To Forget Me”

As well as their remaining tour dates alongside Lil Wayne and Neck Deep on the entertaining Enema of the State 20th anniversary tour:

Fri Aug 30 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat Aug 31 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Mon Sep 02 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 04 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Sep 06 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena*
Sat Sep 07 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove*
Sun Sep 08 Kansas City, MO Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Tue Sep 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu Sept 12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat Sep 14 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Sep 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

  • blink-182 only

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