Tom Delonge says new Blink-182 album is their “most progressive”

Tom DeLonge has stated that Blink-182‘s forthcoming album accommodates a number of the “most progressive” music of their profession up to now.

The co-vocalist and guitarist, who not too long ago rejoined the pop-punk band after seven years, added on Twitter immediately (October 15) that the brand new file has a number of the band’s most “elevated” songs.

He wrote: “The brand new @blink182 album has a number of the most progressive, and elevated music we‘be ever had. In honesty, I’m holding my breath so that you can hear these different songs. Edging is enjoyable, and an ideal solution to remind u of the enjoyable once more. However simply u fucking wait. 😈”

DeLonge and his bandmates – co-vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker – returned yesterday (October 14) with new music ‘Edging’.

After months of teasing, on Tuesday (October 11) the band confirmed the return of DeLonge, who fashioned Blink with Mark Hoppus in 1992 however left in 2015 “to vary the world for my children”.

The musician additionally left the band in 2005 to give attention to his different band, Angels & Airwaves, which was an extra challenge to his 2001-formed aspect group Field Automobile Racer.

In July, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba, who joined Blink-182 in 2015 as a alternative for DeLonge, claimed that he didn’t know if he was nonetheless part of Blink-182. DeLonge then hinted that he’d rejoined the group earlier than Hoppus stated the unique trio have been in “a extremely excellent place”.

Since information of DeLonge’s return broke and the band shared particulars of their world tour, Blink have now added an additional London present to their 2023 UK and Eire tour (tickets will likely be obtainable right here).

In the meantime, DeLonge has expressed his appreciation for Blink-182’s departing guitarist Matt Skiba.

“I needed to take a minute and say thanks for all that you’ve got accomplished to maintain the band thriving in my absence,” he wrote. “I believe you might be enormously proficient (I nonetheless love and take heed to your band to at the present time).

“You’ve at all times been so type to me, not solely within the press, but additionally to others. I actually seen. Feelings between the three of us in blink have at all times been difficult, however Mark’s most cancers actually put issues in perspective. However to be sincere, the band wouldn’t even be right here immediately if it weren’t on your capacity to leap in and save the day.”

DeLonge concluded: “So from my coronary heart to yours, thanks for being a member of our band.”

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Blink-182. Credit score: Press

He beforehand teased that Blink-182’s forthcoming file is “one of the best album of our profession”. There have been no particulars shared of a title nor launch date.

Blink-182’s most up-to-date studio album ‘9’, was launched in 2019. It was the second file to characteristic Skiba, following on from 2016’s ‘California’.

Previous to ‘Edging’, DeLonge hadn’t contributed to a Blink challenge since 2012’s ‘Canines Consuming Canines’ EP.