Tom DeLonge returns with new Angels And Airwaves song and first shows in seven years

Here's "a space-age love song"

Angels And Airwaves have returned with new single ‘Rebel Girl’, as well as announcing details of their first live show in seven years.

The follow-up band from former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge, today Angels & Airwaves share a new offering from their upcoming new album and feature film – picking up the band’s trademark sci-fi arena rock sound.

“’Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music,” said DeLonge. “As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company,  so you never know – I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”

Rebel Girl

Rebel Girl, an album by Angels & Airwaves on Spotify

The band will also kick off a long run of comeback shows in September. See full dates below.

September 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
September 6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
September 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
September 9 –  Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
September 10 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
September 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
September 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
September 15 –  Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
September 17 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
September 18 –  Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
September 20 –  Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
September 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
September 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 24 – Denver, CO – Summit
September 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
September 27 –  Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
September 28 –  Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
September 30 –  San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
October 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
October 4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
October 5 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

DeLonge co-founded Blink with bassist Mark Hoppus in 1992, and he quit the band in 2015 – four years on from the release of ‘Neighborhoods’, the last Blink album he worked on. Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge as lead guitarist shortly afterwards.

The singer also recently spoke of his organisation To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, which he co-founded in 2015 with the aim of “disrupting the status quo” in order to “reach transformative discoveries within our reach that will revolutionise the human experience”.

“The last show I played was in front of 100,000 people,” said DeLonge. “And then they wonder why I’m not doing that now and I’ll say because this is the one moment in my life where I’ll be able to look back as an old man and say, ‘Oh my god, I was a part of the team that changed the world.’”

As well as publishing the Sekret Machines book series, DeLonge will appear in and executively produce the upcoming series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation, which will aim to “expose new evidence on UFOs”.