Tom DeLonge Denies Leaving Blink-182 | Music News
Despite earlier reports, Blink-182 co-frontman Tom DeLonge has denied leaving Blink-182 indefinitely. “To all the fans, I never quit the band“, he wrote on Instagram page yesterday (January 26), before adding, “I was actually on a phone call about a Blink-182 event for New York City when all these weird press releases started coming in. Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional – yes. But, Christ….. #Awkward #BabyBackRibs“.
A first statement from Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker read that, “we were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio, we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors. No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans“.
The report also explained that DeLonge was going to be replaced by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba, who was going to play with Hoppus and Barker on the Musink Music and Tattoo Festival on March 22 in Orange County, California, according to KROQ. Read the revealing news from Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker in an interview with Rolling Stone, following DeLonge’s denial here.
DeLonge has been working on his other band Angels & Airwaves, whose most recent album The Dream Walker was released last year. The band will apparently premiere the official music video for their latest single “Tunnels” on Wednesday via Entertainment Weekly.