Have DeLonge and Barker buried the hatchet?
Former Blink 182 guitarist Tom DeLonge has sparked hopes for a Box Car Racer reunion – after suggesting a new album to fans.
Box Car Racer, formed of DeLonge, Blink drummer Travis Barker and Angels & Airwaves guitarist David Kennedy, enjoyed cult success with their self-titled and only album in 2002 – including the rock radio hits ‘I Feel So’ and ‘There Is’.
Last month, the band announced a 15th anniversary vinyl reissue of the album. Now, DeLonge has responded by hypothetically asking fans: “All this talk about Boxcar Racer, who should we have guest on the album? (If there was one)”
It remains to be seen if DeLonge was just joking, whether the band might reunite, or if said ‘guests’ would include a replacement for Travis Barker following the guitarist leaving Blink 182.
“Blink is in my DNA. I talk to Travis quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense,” he said. “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.”
Blink 182’s upcoming UK tour dates are below – with support from Frank Turner and the Front Bottoms. Tickets are on sale here.
Monday 3 July CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 4 July NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 5 July LEEDS First Direct Arena
Friday 7 July BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sunday 9 July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11 July GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 12 July ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
Friday 14 July MANCHESTER Arena
Saturday 15 July LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Monday 17 July BOURNEMOUTH Int Center
Wednesday 19 July LONDON The O2
Thursday 20 July LONDON The O2