On Saturday, Blink 182 was in southern Calfornia over the weekend where the popular punk-rock band headlined day one of their second annual Back to the Beach Festival at Huntington State Beach. The two-day event featured Oceanside performances from bands including The Used, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Less Than Jake, and more, but one of the big highlights of the weekend came during Blink’s set, when they performed all the songs from their breakthrough 1999 album, Enema of the State.Related: Former Blink-182 Guitarist Tom DeLonge To Bring His Paranormal Truther Career To TV With New TBS SeriesThe band, which now consists of bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist Matt Skiba, took fans on a nostalgic journey by tearing through each hard-hitting song from their 1999 studio album in order. The 12-track album launched the trio out of the pop/punk scene and into the mainstream spotlight when Enema arrived on June 1st, 1999. Though there’s still a month to go before the album celebrates its actual 20th birthday, attendees at Back to the Beach surely appreciated rocking out to Enema in full, in addition to hearing a few other fan-favorites from their catalog.Fans who didn’t make it to Back to the Beach on Saturday can check out the videos below to experience Blink’s celebratory performance:Blink-182 – “Dumpweed” + “Don’t Leave Me”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Aliens Exist”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Going Away to College”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “What’s My Age Again?”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Dysentery Gary”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Adam’s Song”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “All The Small Things”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “The Party Song”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Mutt”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Wendy Clear”[Video: famousburro182]Blink-182 – “Anthem”[Video: famousburro182]The band’s performance of “Aliens Exist” and “Anthem” marked their first time playing the songs live with new guitarist Matt Skiba. Amazingly enough, the performance of “Anthem” on Saturday marked the band’s first time playing the song since 1999.Blink-182 is scheduled to perform at Warped Tour‘s 25th-anniversary event in Atlantic City on June 29th, followed by an appearance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands later on in the summer. Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.Setlist: Blink-182 | Back to the Beach Festival | Huntington State Beach | Huntington Beach, CA | 4/27/2019Set: Dumpweed, Don’t Leave Me, Aliens Exist*^, Going Away to College, What’s My Age Again?, Dysentery Gary, Adam’s Song, All the Small Things, The Party Song, Mutt, Wendy Clear, Anthem*#Encore: Feeling This, Bored to Death, Built This Pool, The Rock Show, Violence, DammitShow Notes:* First time played with Matt Skiba^ First time played since 2001# First time played since 1999 [H/T NME]
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Share Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity June 8, 2020 Submit Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Greek news source Ekathimerini has reported that the Syriza government may seek to reform industry taxes on casino gambling in order to make its national market more attractive to foreign companies.The Greek government may move to present new legislation to the Economic Ministry aimed at propelling Greece’s casino sector, by creating conditions attractive to international players willing to invest in the Greek economy.Ministers may table a consultation reviewing Greece’s current gambling ‘turnover tax’ set at 30-37% dependent on gaming vertical. Seeking to gain new players for its casino market, Syriza may move to reduce taxes on slots and table gaming.Revamping its casino sector, the government wants to gain high-quality gambling venues attractive to its growing number of tourists (projected 30 million by 2018). A reform attractive to foreign operators would see the Greek government gain much-needed tax revenues from better gambling enterprises as well as licensing procedures.Winning the 2015 Greek General Election, the Syriza Party ( the coalition of the left) have earmarked major reforms to gambling in order to create much-needed tax revenues. In May 2015, Syriza approved a fixed 35% gross-gaming-revenue tax for all online gambling verticals.Further to a potential casino sector reform, the government has allowed for a new tender to create a new Casino resort on the site of its former Elliniko international airport outside of Athens.
“We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.” The competition will be played using KONAMI’s PES series. Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, noted: ‘eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro’.The press release concludes by stating that in alliance with the ‘global vision of the project’, the Chinese company Desports will also be involved and play an important role in the expansion of the competition throughout China. Esports Insider says: This is an odd but interesting one as we’ve precious little information to go on beyond the fact that eFootball.Pro and KONAMI have partnered up and will be launching a global esports competition. The release ends by stating more information will be unveiled soon, so we’ll keep tabs on this one and give more information as soon as it drops. Esports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, KONAMI, have reached an agreement to create an esports competition. The press release stated that ‘the league will be international and broadcasted all around the world’. Gerard Piqué, eFootball.Pro President and FC Barcelona player, said of the announcement: “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports’. The company (eFootball.Pro) was briefly in the esports spotlight some months back after news broke of its formation and the fact that it has Spanish international and Barca player Gerard Piqué as its President. The company was seeking professionals with a knowledge of both esports and football across a variety of roles in March, from business development to content creation, though this is the only news we’ve heard since that time.