Travis Barker shares update on when to expect new Blink-182 album

It's arriving sooner than you think.

Travis Barker has said that Blink-182’s new album will be out this summer – and is one of the band’s most “important” records.

Barker, who is also known for drumming in Transplants and Antemasque, revealed that the follow-up to 2016’s ‘California’ will be released before the band plays the 25th anniversary Vans Warped Tour in June.

Speaking to Front Row Live Entertainment behind the scenes of his Musink music festival and tattoo convention, Barker said: “It will definitely be out before the Warped Tour. I think we’ll be wrapped up right after the time we play Back To The Beach”.

Blink are scheduled to play the Atlantic City date of the tour, which falls on the weekend of June 29-30.

Blink-182's Travis Barker

Blink-182’s Travis Barker

The drummer also spoke about the direction of the band’s eight studio album. “Literally anything goes,” he said. “I think we’re creating one of the most important Blink albums, so I’m really proud of it.”

In February the drummer said that the forthcoming “experimental” record is the closest the band has come to making “something like [2003’s] Blink-182 since that album.”

Last June Barker suffered blood clots in both of his arms which forced Blink to cancel their Las Vegas residency. In October, the drummer was medically cleared to perform after treatment.

Meanwhile, it emerged recently that bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz once created a TV show together called Bronze Blue. They pitched it to both Nickelodeon and Disney Channel back in 2010 but neither network picked it up.

Elsewhere, former Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has released an animation of his latest children’s book, Who Here Knows Who Took My Clothes.

Tom DeLonge

The Angels and Airwaves frontman’s foray into children’s literature has seen the artist produce dozens of stories and picture books in the last decade, including this latest work – his second book to be animated.

DeLonge’s book, released in October 2018 and illustrated by artist Ryan Jones, has now been animated by Zach Passero with DeLonge on narrator duties. The story follows a man on a quest to find the thief who stole his clothes while he was taking a bath.