I know we focus mainly on country music here at Whiskey Riff, but when one of the greatest and most influential punk rock bands of all time announces they’re getting back together, you spread the damn news…
And we’re talking about Blink-182.
I mean c’mon, if you were born in the ’90s and late ’80s, there’s a great chance you’ve jammed to some Blink at least once in your life. And if you take it back to that early 2000s mix CD, many of us country music fans had a little Blink 182 on there, right next to the Alan Jackson and the Brooks & Dunn.
How could you not?
Their hits like “All The Small Things,” “I Miss You,” “What’s My Age Again?,” “First Date,” and so many more simply never get old.
And the Texas rock scene (artists like Koe Wetzel, Read Southall, Austin Meade, Dylan Wheeler, Gio & The Hired Guns, Kody West, ect…) all exhibit a TON of early 2000s punk and alternative rock influence.
Anyways, back to Blink…
The trio announced today that they’re getting back together for a brand new album for the first time since 2019, a new single slated to drop this Friday titled “Edging,” and also announcing a new tour that will feature stops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, kicking off March 2023.
Tickets go on sale next Monday, October 17th at 10 AM local time in North America.
And the news keeps getting better, as it was announced that former co-founder, co-lead singer, and lead guitarist Tom DeLonge is reuniting with fellow bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker for the first time since 2015.