The band will drop a single this week ahead of a new album!
After months of speculation, it’s finally officially: Tom DeLonge has rejoined blink-182.
Not only that, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and DeLonge have announced new music and a massive global tour that will make its way to Australia in 2024.
A teaser video for the tour is soundtracked by a snippet of new song Edging, which will drop this Friday, October 14. It’s the trio’s first new music together since 2012 EP Dogs Eating Dogs, with blink also confirming that an “album’s coming”.
The pop punk legends will embark on their “biggest tour ever” in March, performing in Latin America with Wallows before a massive run of shows across North America with Turnstile and dates all across Europe with The Story So Far before playing next year’s When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas and finally making their way to Australia and New Zealand in February 2024 with Rise Against:
Feb 9 – Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena
Feb 11 – Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre
Feb 13 – Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena
Feb 16 – Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena
Feb 19 – Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre
In regard to ticketing, Live Nation has confirmed:
blink-182 fan club pre-sale commences at 12pm on Thursday, October 13, running until 12pm on Wednesday, October 19.
Live Nation pre-sale commences at 1pm on Wednesday, October 19, concluding at 12pm on Thursday, October 20.
Spotify pre-sale commences at 1pm on Wednesday, October 19, concluding at 12pm on Thursday, October 20.
General public tickets go on sale on Thursday, October 20 at 1pm at livenation.com.au.
All pre-sale / on-sale times are local.
Fans have been bracing for this news for some time now and speculation reached boiling point over the weekend when blink wiped their Instagram and updated their website to show only an animated version of their bunny logo, tapping his foot, with yellow banners reading "under construction" and bold text stating "hard at work, check back soon".
The band also updated all of their social media profile images to the 'smiley face' logo from their greatest hits collection, before the official blink-182 Twitter account started liking many Tweets from a decade ago, kicking up a bit of a Tweetstorm.
The hype intensified with further when a series of billboards started to appear around the world stating "your future is cumming, in the blink of an eye", with a link to the band's official website and an image that appears to be a new blink-182 logo.
Following DeLonge's departure from the band for a second time in 2015, blink-182 released two full-length albums with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, 2016's California and 2019's Nine.
Back in July, Skiba responded to a fan on Instagram who asked about his status as a member of blink, stating "your guess is as good as mine. Regardless, I am very proud of and thankful for my time w @blink182. We shall see…”
For tickets and more info on the band’s 2024 Australian tour, click here.
It's expected that blink-182's tenth studio album will drop in 2023.