Lil Wayne drops out of Blink-182 tour, 20 minutes into his set

Natiko

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Oct 25, 2017
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He's really bad live, so congrats to those going to future tour dates instead of early ones I suppose. I actually enjoy a lot of older songs by him, but the way he handles live shows (doing a verse or sometimes just the chorus for most of the songs) can be frustrating. Especially when most of the songs he plays in full end up being from his most recent (and inferior) album. He performed a Chance the Rapper cover for longer than he performed any of his own songs that came out prior to Tha Carter III.
 
Oct 25, 2018
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I was at this concert yesterday, crowd was wack but there was a terrible storm that happened before the concert too. It’s an outdoor venue so I’m sure that scared some people away
 

Puggles

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I went to the Blink 182 / Lil Wayne concert the other night. It was a terrible combination. Nobody wanted to be there for Lil Wayne. Blink was awesome though.
 

HiLife

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty sure Wayne has a history of being late, cutting his set short or just not showing up.
 

Gattsu25

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I have a hard time believing Wayne hasn't done shows in front of massive crowds of rich white kids. He's done Seattle before.
Listen to what he said. He dropped out because the crowd wasn't massive.


"I am so not used to performin to a crowd and there's not too many -- you know like still forming"

The quote in the tweet, "please forgive me I'm not used to performing in front of a crowd that looks like this" isn't what he actually said. Do people not watch the videos? Why is that tweet misquoting him?
 

Anustart

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I went to a blink concert once where Cypress hill opened for them. Ch fucking killed it.
 

Namtox

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Whatever man, years ago I was at a Linkin Park concert with The Used, Korn and Less than Jake, and Snoop Dog was also there for some odd reason. He absolutely killed it, he embraced the different type of experience it was and went all in.

He had a live band, was great on stage and didn't need 20 hype men, it was incredible. One of the single best concert performances I've ever seen.
 

TheGhost

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Oct 25, 2017
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Apparently there was a big storm and a lot of the crowd was late. He’s not the headliner so I’m not sure what he expected, lots of people will be late and miss the support.
True, there was a concert out at Jones Beach last night that was completely dead just due to the chance of lighting in the area around 8:30. People don't want to be out in weather like that.
 

RedMercury

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Dec 24, 2017
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As an artist you gotta get some sort of energy from the crowds, if they aren't going to be feeling it it makes sense to not want to do a whole tour like that. It was a weird pairing anyways.
 

LycanXIII

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Oct 26, 2017
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Looks like All Time Low is just that one date, for now. The next show is tomorrow, so it'll be known then what's going on.

I saw Tech9 at a metal festival and the crowd loved it. One of the best shows I’ve seen.
He was at Rock on the Range a couple years ago when I went. A woman crowd surfed, jumped up on stage, and started humping him while he continued performing.
 

CopyOfACopy

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No, since Cypress Hill toured with...Blink-182.
Ive seen Cypress HIll tour with a live band multiple times which I think elevates the music more than just a Dj and MC

Wayne should have hired a live band for this tour and wrote new arrangements for his songs to allow for moshy / 2-steppy parts

Worst comes to worst it would have been different and hopefully fun


one of my favs
 

Rob

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Lil Wayne did play on one of Travis’ songs. So he’s probably the connective tissue between Blink and lil Wayne.
 

Hugare

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I can't think of many people that would be pleased by Lil Wayne openning a Blink 182 show or vice versa

I don't know whose idea was it but ... yeah
 

Panther2103

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Oct 27, 2017
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That sucks for the people that went for Lil Wayne. Doesn't seem like he handled it all that well. He could have played the full set and then dropped out after the show instead of mid set.

I agree with a lot of people, the combination is a little odd, I don't think there is much overlap in fans, but even then that really doesn't justify cutting mid set.
 

Reckheim

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Listen to what he said. He dropped out because the crowd wasn't massive.


"I am so not used to performin to a crowd and there's not too many -- you know like still forming"

The quote in the tweet, "please forgive me I'm not used to performing in front of a crowd that looks like this" isn't what he actually said. Do people not watch the videos? Why is that tweet misquoting him?
Who cares, is what he actually said supposed to make him seem less shitty?
 

King Alamat

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Nov 22, 2017
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Whatever man, years ago I was at a Linkin Park concert with The Used, Korn and Less than Jake, and Snoop Dog was also there for some odd reason. He absolutely killed it, he embraced the different type of experience it was and went all in.

He had a live band, was great on stage and didn't need 20 hype men, it was incredible. One of the single best concert performances I've ever seen.
He and his band even recorded a nu-metal song for the Projekt Revolution comp in '04.

 

Skulldead

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm going to see blink-182 in 2 days, i'm actualy super happy they didn't put Lil-wayne for the first haha i would be super mad (we got offspring which is pretty nice)
 

RedStep

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If Run The Jewels can handle the Lorde crowd, Wayne can handle the Blink crowd. Amateur move.
 
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Wayne just tweeted he wasn’t quitting the tour. Probably didn’t want to deal with a lawsuit or just changed his mind completely overnight
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, how about no? Blink 182 has sold about 40 million more albums than Wayne. Not singles..albums
you're talking about worldwide record sales for two American acts on a 40-date US tour?

Let's quickly compare certifications provided by the RIAA website (these are only U.S. sales)

Blink 182
Dude Ranch = 1x plat
The Mark, Tom, And Travis Show = 1x gold
Enema Of The State = 5x plat
Take Off Your Pants And Jackett = 2x plat
Blink-182 = 1x plat
California = 1x gold
10,000,000 certified US albums sales

Lil Wayne
The Block Is Hot = 1x plat
Lights Out = 1x gold
500 Degreez = 1x gold
Tha Carter = 1x gold
Tha Carter II = 1x plat
Like Father, Like Son = 1x gold
Tha Carter III = 3x plat
Rebirth = 1x gold
I Am Not A Human Being = 1x gold
Tha Carter IV = 2x plat
I Am Not A Human Being II = 1x gold
Tha Carter V = 1x plat
11,500,000 certified US albums sales


Looks like Wayne slightly beats out Blink 182. However, both Wayne and Blink 182 haven't had some of their older albums recertified for a while (an artist/act must pay the RIAA to certify an album and update their sales total), so some previous releases may have sold slightly more.

I would have compared Worldwide sales numbers, but they're not easily accessible/available.