The Pop Disaster Tour was a two-month (47 shows) concert tour that was co-headlined by pop punk bands Blink-182 and Green Day in 2002. Starting on April 17, the opening band through May 20 was Jimmy Eat World, with Saves the Day finishing the tour through June 17. Several dates also featured indie rock band Kut U Up on a secondary stage. Kut U Up's experiences were documented in the 2003 film Riding in Vans with Boys. The tour was mostly played in outdoor amphitheatres.


Green DayEdit

Green Day was the first of the headliners to perform, with their set usually lasting about an hour and twenty minutes. As the band has done at many of their previous shows, when they played a cover of Operation Ivy's "Knowledge", they brought audience members to play the song.

  1. "Maria"
  2. "Longview"
  3. "Welcome to Paradise"
  4. "[[Hitchin' a Ride"
  5. "Brain Stew"
  6. "Jaded"
  7. "2000 Light Years Away"
  8. "Knowledge"
  9. "Basket Case"
  10. "She"
  11. "King for a Day / Shout"
  12. "Waiting"
  13. "Minority"
  14. "When I Come Around"
  15. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"


The show ended with Blink-182's performance. Their set usually lasted about an hour and five minutes.

  1. "Anthem Part Two"
  2. "The Rock Show"
  3. "Dumpweed"
  4. "Going Away to College"
  5. "What's My Age Again?"
  6. "Please Take Me Home"
  7. "Happy Holidays, You Bastard"
  8. "Adam's Song"
  9. "First Date"
  10. "Carousel"
  11. "When You Fucked Grandpa"
  12. "Dysentery Gary"
  13. "Family Reunion"
  14. "Don't Leave Me"
  15. "Stay Together for the Kids"
  16. "All the Small Things"
  17. "What Went Wrong"
  18. "Reckless Abandon"
  19. Travis Barker drum solo
  20. "Dammit"

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
April 17, 2002 Bakersfield, California United States Centennial Garden
April 19, 2002 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena
April 20, 2002 Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 21, 2002
April 23, 2002 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 24, 2002 Inglewood, California Great Western Forum
April 25, 2002 Chula Vista, California Coors Amphitheater
April 27, 2002 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
April 28, 2002 Sacramento, California Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
April 29, 2002 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
May 1, 2002 Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome
May 3, 2002 West Valley City, Utah E Center
May 4, 2002 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green
May 6, 2002 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater
May 7, 2002 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater
May 9, 2002 Dallas, Texas Smirnoff Music Center
May 10, 2002 Selma, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphiteheatre
May 11, 2002 The Woodlands, Texas Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 13, 2002 Pelham, Alabama Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 14, 2002 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace
May 15, 2002 West Palm Beach, Florida Mars Music Amphitheatre
May 16, 2002 Orlando, Florida TD Waterhouse Centre
May 18, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
May 19, 2002 Raleigh, North Carolina Alltell Pavilion
May 20, 2002 Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
May 22, 2002 Virginia Beach, Virginia Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach
May 23, 2002 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hershey Park Pavilion
May 24, 2002 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
May 25, 2002 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Post-Gazette Pavilion
May 27, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut New England Dodge Music Center
May 28, 2002 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
May 30, 2002 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Theater
May 31, 2002 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
June 1, 2002 Darien, New York Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 2, 2002 Mansfield, Massachusetts Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
June 4, 2002 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 5, 2002 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
June 7, 2002 Toronto, Ontario Canada Molson Amphitheatre
June 8, 2002 Grand Rapids, Michigan United States Van Andel Arena
June 9, 2002 Columbus, Ohio Jerome Schottenstein Center
June 11, 2002 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 12, 2002 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
June 14, 2002 Noblesville, Indiana Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 15, 2002 Tinley Park, Illinois Tweeter Center (World Music Center)
June 16, 2002 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
June 17, 2002 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center