Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker are getting back together for a reunion tour and the internet has feelings.
Blink-128 has announced their reunion by bringing San Diego's kings of pop-punk to perform for the first time in seven years.
Tom Deigo will be rejoining his bandmates in their upcoming world tour. The original lineup of DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker will be hitting stadiums around the world from March. The iconic rock band will also be releasing a new single called Edging this Friday (14 October) and the band is expected to be releasing a brand new album to accompany the tour. They’ll be joined by special guests including Turnstile in America, Wallows in Latin America, The Story So Far in Europe, and Rise Against in Australia.
The band announced this tour on its official website and social media “We’re coming. Tour’s coming. Album’s coming. Tom’s coming. Tickets on sale Monday. New song “Edging” out Friday.” Tickets for its tour go on sale on Monday, 17th October 2022, at 10 am.
DeLonge has quit the band twice and now returned twice. For the last seven years, Matt Skiba of the band Alkaline Trio has taken his place. The band formed in 1992, playing all over San Diego in YMCAs, basements, and VFW halls before releasing their first record Cheshire Cat in 1995 and catching the eye of major record labels. In 1997, their album Dude Ranch saw Blink-182 receive major radio play for the song "Dammit."
Locked in tickets for both Arctic Monkeys and Blink 128 tours next year pic.twitter.com/JiXE7rPDwD— Ethan Rot🎃In🎃Hell (@EthanRothamel) October 12, 2022
The band was well-known for its sense of humor and the witty video they released that aired on MTV regularly. In 2001 they released Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, which went on to be their second highest-selling. record. In 2003 they released a self-titled album featuring a more mature sound. Tensions between the band started to rise when led DeLonge left in 2005 and formed the group Angels and Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker formed their own group +44. In 2008, the band would reunite again after Barker was nearly killed in a plane crash that took the life of four people and critically injured Adam Goldstein, known as "DJ AM."
AND1 and Blink 128 making a comeback today is the vibes 😌✨✨— Veee Ayyy (@valvabaq) October 11, 2022
After Barker healed from injuries, Blink-182 toured again and released the 2011 record Neighborhoods. The band stayed together for seven more years before DeLonge parted the band again, citing creative differences. In the intervening years, DeLonge became involved in funding investigations of UFOs.