It’s starting to look lots like BlinkMas. Simply in time for the vacation season, the reunited Blink-182 revealed they’re edging nearer to dropping their first new album of music from the longtime lineup. “New Album Coming in a couple of months,” wrote guitarist/singer Tom DeLonge, who rejoined the trio earlier this 12 months after leaving the band for a second time in 2014.
The album tease that includes a stay shot of the band performing under a large four-letter pyro impact — Blink has not but introduced a agency launch date for the follow-up to 2019’s 9 — got here with extra excellent news. In celebration of the primary single from the album, “Edging,” incomes a seventh week at No. 1 at various radio, DeLonge introduced, “the subsequent single that’s coming is [fire emoji].”
The slow-drip leak of details about the as-yet-untitled album bought a lift final week from singer/bassist Mark Hoppus, who additionally promised that the follow-up to the trio’s final studio album collectively, 2011’s Neighborhoods, is, nicely, one other fireplace emoji, adopted by a metallic salute emoji. Plus, Hoppus added what gave the impression to be some very on-brand goofball lyrics.
“I wish to eat cheese/ In my U-Haul/ And drink a lot beer/ I by no means poop in any respect/ I put my canine down/ And pulled my grandma’s plug/ I used to be getting kinda was once somebody you really liked,” they learn. The latter appeared to disclose that the lyrics could have been a gag (or not), because the final line was cribbed from Lewis Capaldi’s “Somebody You Liked.” That inclusion impressed the English pop singer to reply, “That is the very best day of my life.”
Drummer Travis Barker bought in on the motion this week too, posting a killer, triple-time drum solo from the studio with the caption, “Anthem Pt. 3.” The primary “Anthem” appeared on the group’s 1999 breakthrough Enema of the State album, with the sequel displaying up on their follow-up fourth full-length, 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.
The upcoming album’s first single, “Edging,” rocked all the best way to the highest of Billboard‘s Various Airplay chart final month after simply three weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the highest of that tally thus far this 12 months. The reunited trio’s large world tour is slated to kick off on March 11 in Tijuana, Mexico on the Imperial GNP competition and maintain the band on the street in South America and Mexico via April 2 earlier than shifting to North America on Might 4 with a present on the Xcel Power Heart in St. Paul, Minnesota; these dates will run via a July 16 gig in Nashville on the Bridgestone Area after which transfer on to Europe in September and Australia/New Zealand in early 2024.
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