Blink-182 play first gig without Tom DeLonge – watch

Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba performed classic tracks and a Misfits cover with the pop-punk band

Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba has performed his first show filling in for former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge.

Earlier this year Barker and bandmate Mark Hoppus split from DeLonge after the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with them. Following a statement from Hoppus and Barker asserting DeLonge had quit the band “indefinitely”, DeLonge denied the story.

Skiba will perform with Blink in San Diego on Friday (March 20) and again at Travis Barker’s Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival on March 22 in Orange County, California. However, he made a surprise appearance with the band at a warm-up show at The Roxy in LA last night (March 18).


Skiba performed with the pop-punk band for a greatest hits set which included a Misfits cover. Watch performances of ‘Feeling This’,’What’s My Age Again?’, ‘The Rock Show’, ‘Carousel’ and ‘Dammit’ below.

Speaking on his podcast recently, Hoppus said of Skiba’s arrival: “It really feels like a band – it feels like home. It’s great.”

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Blink-182 played:

‘Feeling This’
‘What’s My Age Again?’
‘The Rock Show’
‘Up All Night’
‘Going Away to College’
‘I Miss You’
‘Happy Holidays, You Bastard’
‘Wendy Clear’
‘Don’t Leave Me’
‘Easy Target’
‘First Date’
‘Heart’s All Gone’
‘Gary Skulls’ (Misfits cover)
‘All the Small Things’
‘Man Overboard’
‘Reckless Abandon’
‘Family Reunion’