Out Now: Blink-182 Debuts “Edging,” Marking the Return of Tom DeLonge (2023 Tour On Sale Now)


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

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The new era of Blink-182 is officially here. Or maybe it’s an “old” era, now that guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has finally officially rejoined bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker?

Whatever your preferred term — perhaps “classic lineup” is the most accurate, with DeLonge reclaiming the role Matt Skiba held for the seven-ish years DeLonge spent away from the band — Blink-182 has returned, and shared a brand new song to commemorate a busy week of news.

In keeping with the sophomoric sex joke vibes that have been as much a part of the Blink-182 brand since the band’s breakthrough in the late 1990s, the new song is called “Edging,” and can be previewed below. Fully committing to DeLonge’s return, he takes lead on the first verse of the song, a pop/punk blast of familiar energy with the band’s signature knack for singalong choruses.

A music video debuted Friday, showing the band performing the track. Seeing the trio back together after so long, not to mention what Hoppus went through the past two years or so (more on that later), this is sure to excite fans:

If you missed the flurry of news earlier in the week, Blink-182 is indeed coming to a city near you next year, as revealed in another silly video:

The huge tour  will hit stadiums and massive venues across the globe with special guests Wallows, Turnstile, the Story So Far and Rise Against.

The dates, with more presumably set to be added as some shows in major markets appear on the verge of selling out as of this article:

LATIN AMERICA

+With Support from Wallows

March 11 – Tijuana, MX – Imperial GNP (Festival)

March 14 – Lima, Peru – Estadio San Marcos+

March 17-19 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina (Festival)

March 17-19 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile (Festival)

March 21-22 – Asuncion, Paraguay – Venue TBA

March 23-26 – Bogotá, Colombia – Estereo Picnic (Festival)

March 24-26 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brasil (Festival)

March 28 – Mexico City, MX – Palacio de los Deportes+

April 1-2 – Monterrey, MX – Venue TBA

 

NORTH AMERICA

*With Support from Turnstile

May 4 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*

May 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center*

May 9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*

May 11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*

May 12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*

May 16 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*

May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena*

May 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*

May 20 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena*

May 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*

May 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*

May 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*

May 26 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena*

May 27 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*

Jun 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center*

Jun 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium*

Jun 20 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*

Jun 22 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center*

Jun 23 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*

Jun 25 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*

Jun 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*

Jun 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*

Jun 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*

Jul 3 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena*

Jul 5 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*

Jul 7 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*

Jul 8 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center*

Jul 10 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*

Jul 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena*

Jul 13 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*

Jul 14 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*

Jul 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*

 

EUROPE

^With Support from The Story So Far

Sep 2 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro^

Sep 4 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena^

Sep 5 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^

Sep 8 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis^

Sep 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena^

Sep 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena^

Sep 13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena^

Sep 14 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum^

Sep 16 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena^

Sep 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena^

Sep 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena^

Sep 20 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle^

Oct 2– Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena^

Oct 3 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre^

Oct 4 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi^

Oct 6 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena^

Oct 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^

Oct 9 – Paris, France – Accor Arena^

Oct 11 – London, UK – The O2^

Oct 14 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena^

Oct 15 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena^

Oct 21 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

 

BLINK-182 2024 TOUR DATES: 

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

!With Support from Rise Against

Feb 9 – Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena!

Feb 11 – Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre!

Feb 13 – Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena!

Feb 16 – Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena!

Feb 19 – Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre!

Feb 23 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena!

Feb 26 – Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Arena!

As for what transpired with Blink-182 since DeLonge’s departure in 2015:

Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio subbed in for DeLonge during his time away, working with Hoppus and Barker on two Blink-182 albums — 2016’s California and 2019’s Nine — and taking part in a few tours.

There was a lingering, nagging question that accompanied the Skiba era, though. When will Tom come back?

This question only grew louder as Hoppus underwent a fight with cancer in June of 2021documenting his situation with a series of Twitch streams and social media updates … updates that included well-wishes from DeLonge, as well as recent Hoppus interviews in which he divulged that he and DeLonge were on friendly terms once again.

A new studio album is expected next year alongside the tour, so … stay tuned.



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