The guitarist also promises that Angels And Airwaves will playing festival shows this summer
Blink-182 co-frontman Tom DeLonge has spoken about his future plans and has revealed that he is working on three new film projects.
The singer is currently touring with his band Angels And Airwaves in support of Love, their project which consists of a full length film and double album soundtrack, which has also acted as the band’s last two studio albums.
Speaking to NME about his future plans and the rumours that he is currently working on an animated film named Poet Anderson, DeLonge replied:
We’ve got three movies ideas that we’re working on, two specifically; one has a completely written script, which I can’t go into yet. But the Poet movie is a very large, ambitious idea; it’s about dreams and near death experiences. It’ll have the pacing of a mainstream film, but it’ll look very artistic. It’ll allow us to create a score album that’s very different to anything Angels And Airwaves has done in the past.
The guitarist also said that the band would be touring more extensively in support of Love in the next few months and also confirmed that Angels And Airwaves will be playing a number of summer festivals.
He said of this: “The shows we’re doing in April are underplays, they’re promotional. We’re just really coming over to say hello for a bit and then we’ll be back for the festivals and then we’ll follow that with a full Love tour. We’ve sold the movie to a UK distributor so that’ll come out in the next few months. We’ll do these shows, do festivals, the movie will get released and then we’ll come back and bring the movie to life properly.”
DeLonge also spoke about the band’s new drummer Ilan Rubin, who replaced Atom Willard as the group’s sticksman in October last year. He said of this: “It feels like an entirely new band this time around. We have a new drummer, he’s really added something to this band that we were missing and he’s made our musical scope much wider.”
He also spoke about his plans for Blink-182 and said how much he was looking forward to touring the UK in June and July.
Asked how he planned to schedule both Blink-182 and Angels And Airwaves shows during the summer, DeLonge replied: “The Blink tour is in June and then the Angels dates will get worked in after that. But I’ll be doing both bands throughout the year. We’ve confirmed all our production design for the European run. Mark is in London and having an amazing time, he’s been writing music. We’ll be going strong through May and June. Blink has such a rabid fanbase in the UK, I look forward to those, UK shows are some of the best we play in the world.”
The guitarist also revealed that his design firm Modlife has actually taken over the running of Jack White’s website and had also just rebuilt Pearl Jam‘s website.