Resident acts are all the rage now in Las Vegas, whether it’s Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn at Caesars Palace or Skrillex at the nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas. Now add Travis Barker to the roster. The tattooed drummer for Blink-182 becomes Hyde Bellagio’s first resident act, starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Barker’s “Give the Drummer Some” residency promises to feature tracks from his same-named first solo album. Rolling Stone called Barker “punk’s first superstar drummer,” and he plans to bring a high-energy vibe during his show that combines different beats and genres on the drums and in the deejay booth.
“There are three things I love: Drumming, DJing and Vegas,” Barker says in a press statement. “I am stoked to be able to perform in Vegas on a regular basis and I look forward to my residency at Hyde.”
Barker’s other dates at Hyde include Sept. 5, Nov. 3, Jan. 2, 2016, Feb. 20, 2016, and March 19, 2016.
Tom DeLonge finally shed some details regarding his “Songs Without a Home” release that he’s been teasing on Instagram since last month. He had been hashtagging everything with #march1st leading everyone to believe thats when it would be released, but in true Tom fashion, only the preorders went live yesterday.
http://tomdelonge.me officially launched and brought some solid information with it, along with a teaser video with a few song clips. The album title has changed from “Songs without a Home” to “To The Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends”, which will be released April 21st. It appears that Tom is giving this the full album treatment similar to “The Dream Walker”, with various preorder packages and staggered grat track releases. Preorders include various combinations of the CD, vinyl, a tshirt, and a lithograph.
According to an Instagram post from Tom, the songs will all be completed and finished, not just clips or riffs and will be some old, some new, but “all personal stuff- MY stuff”.
Tracklist to be announced March 16th.