Blink-182 Reunites, Plans New Studio Album, European Tour

Entertainment Jul. 15, 2014 AT 1:10PM
Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

In 1999, Blink-182 taught the world that "nobody likes you when you're 23," but it seems, in 2014, everybody likes you when you're 38 and 42. Fifteen years after their smash hit single, the grown men of the rock band are back at it to much fanfare. 

Blink-182 has big plans for kicking off an upcoming European tour and recording a new studio album, after taking a bit of a hiatus from releasing new music. The famed group debuted their last album, Neighborhoods, in 2011. 

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The news of the band's return was made public by guitarist Tom DeLonge, 38, who shared a throwback photo of himself and his two bandmates via Instagram on Monday, July 14. The split photo, which shows the adult men as teenagers, is accompanied by a caption reading, "Rehearsals start today... And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink." 

Drummer Travis Barker, 38, also got in on the fun, sharing a photo of himself at a drum set and writing, "#RehearsalLife #BLINK #EuropeanTour #NobodycaresGoharder."

Credit: Courtesy Tom DeLonge

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While the third member of Blink, singer Mark Hoppus, 42, chose not to express his excitement about the album and tour, he did make his voice heard on another very important issue on Monday evening. "I hate cupcakes so much!!!" he tweeted without context

Since the band's formation in California in the early 1990s, Blink-182 has recorded six studio albums, producing hit singles such as "All the Small Things" and "I Miss You."

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The rockers have also toured the world multiple times—a habit they will get back into later this summer. In August, they will head to the UK with booked shows at London's O2 Academy Brixton, followed by headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals later in the month. 

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