The Pop Disaster Tour was a two-month 2002 concert tour that was co-headlined pop-punk bands Blink-182 and Green Day.
The opener up through May 19 was Jimmy Eat World with Saves the Day finishing the tour. Kut U Up was also seen in these parts, albeit on a secondary stage. Kut U Up's experiences were documented in the 2003 film Riding in Vans with Boys.
The tour played mostly in outdoor amphitheatres.
Show and Set list
Green Day was the first of the headliners to perform, with their set usually lasting about an hour and twenty minutes. Their set list
was criticized by hard-core fans for being predictable and close to that of previous tours, while more casual fans celebrated the hits and it went aways towards restoring Green Day's commercial prowess. The band did not perform an encore
, just playing all of their songs in one set.
As the band has done at many of their shows, when they play a cover of Operation Ivy's "Knowledge", they brought audience members to play the song.
- "Welcome to Paradise"
- "Hitchin' a Ride"
- "Brain Stew"
- "2000 Light Years Away"
- "Basket Case"
- "King for a Day"
- "When I Come Around"
- "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
The show ended with Blink-182's performance. Who were experiencing more popularity at the time. Their set usually lasted about an hour and five minutes. They only performed an encore a few times, for example on July 13
at Tweeter Center Chicago, as their encore they played "13 Miles".
Blink-182's setlist throughout the Pop Disaster Tour typically looked like this setlist, which is from the June 16
show at Marcus Amphitheatre:
- "Anthem Part Two"
- "The Rock Show"
- "Going Away To College"
- "What's My Age Again?"
- "Please Take Me Home"
- "Happy Holidays, You Bastard"
- "Adam's Song"
- "First Date"
- "When You Fucked Grandpa"
- "Dysentery Gary"
- "Family Reunion"
- "Don't Leave Me"
- "Stay Together for the Kids"
- "All the Small Things"
- "What Went Wrong"
- "Reckless Abandon"
- Travis Barker drum solo
- 04/17/02 - Bakersfield, CA at Centennial Garden
- 04/19/02 - Phoenix, AZ at America West Arena
- 04/20/02 - Irvine, CA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine
- 04/21/02 - Irvine, CA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine
- 04/23/02 - Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand Arena
- 04/24/02 - Inglewood, CA at Great Western Forum
- 04/25/02 - Chula Vista, CA at Coors Amphitheater
- 04/27/02 - Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater
- 04/28/02 - Sacramento, CA at Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
- 04/29/02 - Oakland, CA at Oakland Arena
- 05/01/02 - Tacoma, WA at Tacoma Dome
- 05/03/02 - West Valley City, UT, E Center
- 05/04/02 - Denver, CO at Fiddler's Green
- 05/06/02 - Maryland Heights, MO at Riverport Amphitheater
- 05/07/02 - Bonner Springs, KS at Sandstone Amphitheater
- 05/09/02 - Dallas, TX at Smirnoff Music Center
- 05/10/02 - Selma, TX at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre San Antonio
- 05/11/02 - The Woodlands, TX at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- 05/13/02 - Pelham, AL at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
- 05/14/02 - Saint Petersburg, FL at Ice Palace
- 05/15/02 - West Palm Beach, FL at Mars Music Amphitheatre
- 05/16/02 - Orlando, FL at TD Waterhouse Centre
- 05/18/02 - Atlanta, GA at HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
- 05/19/02 - Raleigh, NC at Alltell Pavilion
- 05/20/02 - Charlotte, NC at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
- 05/22/02 - Virginia Beach, VA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach
- 05/23/02 - Hershey, PA at Hershey Park Pavilion
- 05/24/02 - Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
- 05/25/02 - Burgettstown, PA at Post-Gazette Pavilion
- 05/27/02 - Hartford, CT at New England Dodge Music Center
- 05/28/02 - Camden, NJ at Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
- 05/30/02 - Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach Theater
- 05/31/02 - New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
- 06/01/02 - Darien, NY at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- 06/02/02 - Mansfield, MA at Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
- 06/04/02 - Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- 06/05/02 - Washington, DC at MCI Center
- 06/07/02 - Toronto, ON at Molson Amphitheatre
- 06/08/02 - Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
- 06/09/02 - Columbus, OH at Jerome Schottenstein Center
- 06/11/02 - Auburn Hills, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
- 06/12/02 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center
- 06/14/02 - Noblesville, IN at Verizon Wireless Music Center
- 06/15/02 - Tinley Park, IL at Tweeter Center (World Music Center)
- 06/16/02 - Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Amphitheater
- 06/17/02 - Minneapolis, MN at Target Center