Tom DeLonge probably won't be joining his old band, though
Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has said that the band are planning to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their album ‘Enema of the State’ by playing the record in full at a US festival next month.
The June 1999 LP, which was the trio’s third, catapulted the band to huge success and featured such singles as ‘What’s My Age Again?’, ‘All The Small Things’ and ‘Adam’s Song’. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
After Hoppus told Pedestrian last week that Blink were planning to commemorate the album’s milestone with a special live performance, the bassist and founding member has now told a fan on Twitter that his band are targeting their headline set at Back to the Beach festival in California (which will be held from April 27-28) as the gig which they will dedicate to playing ‘Enema of the State’.
Hoppus did clarify last week, though, that there were no plans to reunite with their former guitarist Tom DeLonge for the performance, remarking: “There’s been no reach-out, or no talk of getting the original line-up back together.”
DeLonge co-founded Blink with Hoppus in 1992, and he quit the band in 2015 – four years on from the release of ‘Neighborhoods’. Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge as lead guitarist shortly afterwards.
DeLonge recently opened up about the reasons behind his departure, stating that his motivation for quitting was fuelled by a desire to benefit humanity and help “change the world for my kids and everybody else’s”.
Meanwhile, drummer Travis Barker recently shared an update on when fans should expect the band’s next album and said that, musically, “literally anything goes”.
“I think we’re creating one of the most important Blink albums, so I’m really proud of it,” he added.