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BLINK-182 are to go on an ‘indefinite hiatus’.

Although the new-school punk megastars have stopped short of declaring a split, a statement on their official website today says that for the Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus are taking time out to dedicate to their families.

It reads: “For over a decade, Blink 182 has toured, recorded and done non-stop promotion all while trying to balance relationships with family and friends.

”To that end, the band has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus to spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labors with their loved ones. While there is no set plan for the band to begin working together again, no one knows what tomorrow may bring.”

Blink 182 have released six albums since 1994, and enjoyed hits like ’All The Small Things’, ’What’s My Age Again’ and ’The Rock Show’. Their last album, 2003’s ‘Blink-182’ displayed a more mature direction and featured a guest appearance from The Cure’s Robert Smith.