The band’s world tour announcement on Tuesday was highlighted by the truth that drummer Travis Barker and bassist Mark Hoppus will reunite with longtime guitarist and cofounder Tom DeLonge, who departed Blink-182 in 2015 to pursue different endeavors. Within the eight years for the reason that shuffle, Blink-182 has toured and recorded two full-length studio albums with Alkaline Trio singer and guitarist Matt Skiba.
The prolonged reunion tour kicks off in March in Mexico and can proceed properly into the spring, summer season, and fall months, with performances throughout 4 continents earlier than coming to an finish in early 2024 following a run of dates in Australia and New Zealand. The prolonged run notably consists of the band’s first-ever performances in Latin America.
For native followers, the present at FLA Stay Area will mark Blink-182’s first live performance within the area in almost 4 years. The band’s final journey by South Florida was in July 2019 when the band — sans DeLonge — performed a present at iThink Monetary Amphitheatre (then generally known as Coral Sky Amphitheatre) in West Palm Seaside throughout the band’s Enema of the State twentieth Anniversary Tour with rapper Lil Wayne.
DeLonge’s different band, Angels & Airwaves, returned to the highway to play a pair of exhibits in Florida final October in Orlando and St. Petersburg.
The Barker/Hoppus/DeLonge lineup got here collectively for the primary time again within the late Nineties when alt-rock acts nonetheless dominated the pop music charts. The trio gained worldwide fame and helped raise the pop-punk style into the mainstream because of a string of hit studio albums, together with 1999’s Enema of the State, 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, and 2003’s self-titled file.
So as to add to Tuesday’s pleasure, the band’s announcement additionally included information of a forthcoming single entitled “Edging,” due out October 14. The monitor marks the primary new unique recording that includes the three main members in additional than a decade. In a publish shared to his Instagram web page on Tuesday, DeLonge wrote, “What if I used to be to inform you we simply made the very best album of our profession.”
Tuesday’s celebratory information additionally follows what was a difficult yr for Hoppus on a private stage, because the bassist was recognized with most cancers in early 2021 however has since accomplished therapy efficiently.
This isn’t the primary time the band’s Enema of the State-era lineup has reunited for a profitable tour. DeLonge, Barker, and Hoppus parted methods for an indefinite hiatus in 2005 and reunited three years later in 2008.
Tickets for the present at FLA Stay Area go on sale on Monday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Presale begins immediately, October 12, at 10 a.m.