Blink-182 fans are growing excited about the prospect of the band reuniting with Tom DeLonge – after he shared a photo from a meeting with drummer Travis Barker.
The band recently completed a tour for their acclaimed and chart-topping comeback album ‘California‘. Not only was it their first album in five years, but also their first in their new incarnation with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in the place of founding member and guitarist Tom DeLonge. DeLonge parted ways with Blink in 2015.
Now, he’s posted a photo from a meeting with his former bandmate.
“So Travis calls me and asks me to do an interview…next thing I know all these cameras have invaded my office,” wrote DeLonge. “I have a feeling he just wanted some super hi-res footage of my body. And yes Blinkies, we also talked a bit about other stuff. 🙂 #TravisAndTomHoldingHands”
However, it could also be related to the rumoured Box Car Racer reunion.
Whatever it means, the comment section of the Instagram post was swiftly filled with hopeful fans begging for the classic Blink line-up to reform.
“Blink is in my DNA,” he’d previously said of a potential reunion. “I talk to Travis quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense.”
“It’s not like I (permanently) walked away,” he said. “They have someone doing my job for me [new guitarist Matt Skiba]. It’s just that I’m so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back (in the band) in a period of days.”
Meanwhile, bassist Mark Hoppus recently told NME about their plans for a more ‘experimental’ new album.
“We’ve already started talking about what we think the next album should be,” singer and bassist Mark Hoppus told NME at Rock Werchter 2017. “It’s been in very broad terms. We haven’t written any new songs yet. Every new song we wrote for ‘California’ and the deluxe edition is out now. We’re going to start fresh next year.
“I think this album took Blink back to its roots and what it’s all about, and I think on the next record, we want to push that boundary again. We’ll keep the core of Blink 182 but we’ll get a little more experimental. Kind of like what we did on the untitled record, which we’re all really proud of. It still sounded like Blink and had that Blink feeling, but it was different and a little more thought out.”
“Someone asked the other day if we would ever do an acoustic album,” added Hoppus. “I dunno, we might at some point. It’s not something that I would do normally but it might be something to do for fun one time. We’re not a ‘sit around the camp fire kind of band’.”