Blink-182’s Travis Barker will join Run The Jewels for their set at Coachella, the drummer’s revealed in an interview will Billboard (via CoS). He’ll also perform with DJ / producer Deorro at the event, which takes place across two weekends, from 10th - 12th April and 17th - 19th April.
“Before Coachella this weekend I play with Kid Ink, David Guetta and Skylar Grey over at Wrestlemania,” Barker added. “That just popped up, so immediately like tomorrow all my focus goes into learning that song. So I have four days to learn that song, then right afterwards it goes straight to Coachella work.
“But I love switching it up - I get so bored. I love playing with Blink, I love playing with Yelawolf, I’m never bored with those, but I like someone throwing me a curveball and going, ‘You have 24 hours to learn this.’ That’s awesome.”
Despite guitarist Tom DeLonge leaving Blink-182 earlier this year, Travis and bassist Mark Hoppus are continuing with replacement, Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio. Recently they played Musink, an Orange County festival curated by Barker.
“It was so fun ‘cause you’re in a practice room for four weeks and I know how dope it sounds and I know how good the vibe is going, but no one else does,” he said of the event. “So it’s finally like, ‘Okay, we’ve heard Trav talk about it, we’ve heard Mark talk about it, we just witnessed it.’
“Fans pretty much feel the same way. In San Diego during our encore, kids were chanting ‘Skiba, Skiba.’ It was awesome. I’m glad we did them too because this is a lot of people just to walk out in front of for the first time.
“It went off just like I thought it would. It was definitely a great feeling to see what I was feeling was reassured by the crowd response and by feedback via the Internet and social media.”