Blink-182 announces new tour, first song in seven years

Blink-182 is back on the music scene.

Member Tom DeLonge left the group in 2015, but the band’s back together for a new song, album and a brand new tour.

DeLonge, 46, will join bandmates Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus for a 2023 concert tour across North America, Europe, Australia and more.

Their single “Edging” will debut on Friday, marking the first song released by the trio in 10 years.

Their upcoming album is set to come out next year.

“We’re coming. Tour’s coming. Album’s coming. Tom’s coming. Tickets on sale Monday. New song ‘Edging’ out Friday,” Blink-182 tweeted on Oct. 11.

Blink-182 will also be performing at music fests such as Lollapalooza and When We Were Young Festival.

Opening acts include Turnstile, Rise Against, the Story So Far and Wallows.

Blink-182’s concert tour will begin in March 2023 and end in Feb. 2024.
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The tour will commence in Tijuana, Mexico, come next March and tickets can be purchased online starting Oct. 17. The tour will run through February 2024.

DeLonge and Hoppus, 50, founded Blink-182 in 1992, with Barker, 46, coming on as a drummer in 1998.

In 2005, they went on hiatus and DeLonge spent time on a new band called Angels & Airwaves.

They reunited briefly in 2009 and dropped some music before DeLonge left the band six years later.

Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replaced him and DeLonge continued on with a foray into solo music.

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The California-based band was formed in 1992.
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DeLonge and Hoppus’ friendship has been rocky over the years, however, the duo reconciled after the band’s bassist was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2021.

In an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe last year, DeLonge explained that he “repaired” his relationship with Hoppus following the latter’s illness diagnosis.

“The way the universe works is strange because I reached out to Mark because I needed him to sign this piece of paper that had to do with my divorce,” DeLonge said at the time.

“Only because of that call did I learn he had cancer. And he told me on the phone. I was like, ‘Wait, what?’” he added.

The rocker went on: “We weren’t really talking much at all, maybe once every couple of months, a little text here and there. But now, we talk multiple times a day. We’ve been able to completely repair that friendship and really cut to the depth of who we are as people and what this is all about.”