Published Apr 29, 2016Pop-punk favourites Blink-182 have been making headlines this past week with the announcement of a new full-length album and supporting tour with new vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba. To make things a little weirder, Tom DeLonge assured fans yesterday (April 28) that he is still "currently in the band," and another statement from the artist today further clarifies his current role with the group.
In an update from his personal Facebook page, DeLonge wrote that he met with Mark Hoppus yesterday and Travis Barker last week, calling it "an odd time for fans of the Blink-182 legacy." Based on these meetings, DeLonge says that the original trio "DO have a future together if we want it, but for now we are busy doing separate things."
For DeLonge, these "separate things" include "directing a movie this summer, releasing a couple more albums of music and digging deeper into my Sekret Machines Project with the US Department of Defense." Of course, that doesn't include the 15 novels he's writing and his contact with Area 51.
"I obviously want them to make the music they wish," he continued. "I have always been thankful for them in my life, but I am a forward thinking artist, and sometimes that leads me down a different and far-reaching path...I look forward to my upcoming film and music adventures, and a hell of a lot more...Maybe throw in a bit of Blink-182, if we can build back that 'special something' that was once there."
Read DeLonge's full statement and hear the band's new single, "Bored to Death," below.
Blink-182's California is due out on July 1, and you can see all their upcoming tour dates here.