Artist of the Week: Blink-182
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The punk group's latest album 'California' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

AceShowbiz - %cBlink-182% earns their first chart topper in the U.S. in over fifteen years with their album "California". The record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Artist 100 chart as well as the Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts after it was released on July 1.

Blink-182 also becomes the third rock act to top the Artist 100 this year. %cThe Lumineers% previously leapt in at No. 1 on the April 30 chart while %cDavid Bowie% posthumously debuted atop the January 30 chart following his death on January 10.

The last time the California trio was atop the Billboard 200 was when their album "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" debuted at No. 1 in 2001.

"California" is the band's first album with new guitarist %cMatt Skiba%. Its lead single "Bored to Death" hit No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart, becoming the group's first number one single since 2004.

In support of their seventh studio album, Blink-182 will launch a North America tour which will officially begin on July 22 in San Diego and conclude on October 1 in Los Angeles. They will be joined by %cThe All-American Rejects%, %cAll Time Low%, %cA Day to Remember%, %cSimple Plan% and %cThe Used% on selected dates. The rock band hopes to tour Europe in 2017.

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