Mark Hoppus Rebuts Rumours That Tom DeLonge Is Rejoining Blink-182

"There is no news to share"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 2, 2022

Say it ain't so: Mark Hoppus has officially rebutted the rumours that Blink-182's original lineup is reuniting.

For nearly a year now, fans having seemingly had reason to get their hopes up about a potential reunion of the punk institution's founding members after departed guitarist Tom DeLonge started hinting that he'd be down to rejoin the band.

Things looked even more promising when Hoppus expressed that he was "open to anything" when asked about the future of Blink-182. In fact, the speculation has been so consistent and believable that Matt Skiba — who replaced DeLonge in 2015 — has no idea what his own membership status is.

DeLonge added fuel to the fire by posting a throwback photo of himself, Hoppus and drummer/Mr. Kardashian Travis Barker on his Instagram over the weekend.
 
 
Hoppus has now suggested that DeLonge's conspiratorial tendencies may extend beyond his alien-hunting pursuits, shutting down the longstanding rumours.

Taking to his Discord channel yesterday (August 1), the bassist confirmed [via Rolling Stone]: "There is no news to share."

"There is no announcement," Hoppus reiterated, adding:

If and when blink has any announcement about anything, you will hear it here or from the official blink-182 outlets. Not teased on a radio station like, "tune in for a major announcement…Tom tagged Mark in a photo from two decades ago."

The musician did offer one consolatory glimmer, though: he promised that the band "will tour again" and that it will all be announced as soon as it's confirmed and booked.

Only time will tell what iteration of Blink-182 will hit the stage at the rock show, but the show must go on.

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