Mark Hoppus teased the track online earlier this week
Blink-182 have released a new single called ‘Blame It On My Youth’ – stream it below.
The three-piece have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘California’, which was the band’s first record with Matt Skiba. Skiba replaced Tom DeLonge as guitarist and co-frontman in 2015.
Taking to social media yesterday (May 7), Hoppus told fans that new material would be released today and posted a picture of a graffiti-daubed wall.
With the online post turning out to be the new single’s artwork, Blink have now shared ‘Blame It On My Youth’. The anthemic cut’s chorus features backing vocals chants, along with the lyrics: “You can never block my shine / I’ve been lost since 1999 (Oh) / Blame it on, blame it on my youth.”
The track is available on streaming platforms now, accompanied by an official lyric video by renowned graffiti artist RISK.
Blink-182 have also announced a US summer tour, which will see them hit the road with co-headliner Lil Wayne. European and UK dates are expected to follow. See the full schedule below.
Blink-182 will play:
Thu Jun 27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Sat Jun 29 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
Mon Jul 01 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed Jul 03 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Fri Jul 05 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat Jul 06 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sun Jul 07 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*
Tue Jul 09 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center*
Wed Jul 10 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Thu Jul 11 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jul 13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Tue Jul 16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed Jul 17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 20 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sun Jul 21 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tue Jul 23 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thu Jul 25 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Fri Jul 26 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 27 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Mon Jul 29 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Wed Jul 31 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu Aug 01 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Fri Aug 02 Dallas, TX The Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Aug 04 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center*
Mon Aug 05 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wed Aug 07 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 08 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Tue Aug 27 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Fri Aug 30 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Back in March, Blink drummer Travis Barker said that “literally anything goes” in regards to the musical direction of the band’s new album. “I think we’re creating one of the most important Blink albums, so I’m really proud of it,” he said.
Blink announced a joint North American tour with Lil Wayne yesterday (May 6), which will extend from June through to September. You can see their full list of tour dates here.
Last month, Blink-182 played their much-loved 1999 album ‘Enema of the State’ in full during a gig in California to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary.