Earlier this year, frontman Tom Delonge revealed he would be returning to the blink-182 crew with Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus for a 2023 album and tour, and now fans are finally getting more behind-the-scenes goodies as anticipation continues to build.
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Blink-182 made the big announcement that they were in fact "coming" back in October 2022, while also offering up "EDGING," their first single as a reunited unit. Now, with a few posts on each of the band members' social media accounts, we're getting pretty damn excited about the forthcoming full release.
While there’s no official release date set as of yet, “New Album Coming in a few months,” Tom DeLonge captioned a photo of the band performing in front of a fiery “F***” backdrop. He followed up that post with another celebrating the first single “EDGING” sitting for seven weeks at number at Alternative radio saying, “the next single that’s coming is [fire emoji].”
Just last week, bassist Mark Hoppus also threw gas on the fire emoji posting what looks like some wild lyrics to another track from the record, one of our Most-Anticipated of 2023. “I like to eat cheese/ In my U-Haul/ And drink so much beer/ I never poop at all/ I put my dog down/ And pulled my grandma’s plug/ I was getting kinda used to be someone you loved,” the post reads. With that last line seemingly taken from U.K. singer Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” Capaldi responded in the comments saying, "This is the best day of my life."
Finally, drummer Travis Barker joined the party, captioning a blistering clip of him pounding the skins, “Anthem Pt. 3,” likely a nod to there being a third installment of their “Anthem” and “Anthem Part 2” from the band’s 1999 album Enema of the State and 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket respectively.
Aside from the new album, a massive blink-182 world tour will be kicking off in March of next year that will take the band across the globe into 2024 with support from Wallows, Turnstile, The Story So Far, and Rise Against on four separate legs.
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