Blink-182 promise they have ‘something special’ in store for Reading & Leeds headline set

The band will headline the Main Stage for second time this coming weekend (August 22-24)

Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 has said that his band have “somethign special” to play when they headline Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend.

The US pop-punk band will headline the event for the second time in their career this coming weekend (August 22-24). In an interview in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, DeLonge promises surprises.

“We’re going to play some songs off our last EP, songs that we haven’t played in Europe,” he says. “That came out at the end of 2012, so we’ll do that, and then we’ll play a lot of the classics, but we’ll have something special that we haven’t played for a long, long time that we’ve brought back and people are going to love that.”

However, fans expecting new material will have to wait, he adds: “We don’t play stuff that’s not released. We’d rather a nice version of the song be the first that’s out, a good-sounding version. And we can’t premiere a new song now because it’ll be filmed on cameraphones and then all over YouTube and suddenly that’s the version that everyone knows. We want them to hear the version that we spent time on.”

Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014, which take place between August 22-24. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.

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