'California' now has a release date, with first single 'Bored To Death' streaming online
Blink-182 have confirmed that their new album ‘California’ will arrive this summer.
On Wednesday (April 27), the pop-punk band shared their first single since the departure of former co-frontman Tom DeLonge. The track, entitled ‘Bored To Death’, sees Alkaline Trio man Matt Skiba take DeLonge’s place in a recorded format for the first time, with Skiba having previously stepped into the fold for live shows. The single marks the first new recording by the band since 2011’s ‘Neighbourhoods’.
Now the band have announced new North American tour dates, as well as confirming that ‘California’ will be released on July 1. See Blink-182’s upcoming live dates in full here.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Bored To Death’ below.
Producer John Feldmann, meanwhile, has reassured fans that the band are still the same at their core, speaking about the upcoming album. “Tom and Mark really were a pair of lead singers, but Mark sings a lot of people’s favourite songs,” he said.
“The guys aren’t 23 anymore, they’re dads now, so they’re no longer writing songs about poo and that kind of stuff. But there’s still got to be a sense of humour to it; it’s got to be fun and funny, but also age appropriate. There’s got to be growth on the album and there is.”
“It sounds fucking great and I’m just so excited to have people hear it. I’d say it’s one of the best records I’ve ever made in my life,” he concluded.