Monday, 9 February 2009

The rumours are true - BLINK 182 ARE BACK TOGETHER!

After years of not speaking, bickering, constant rumours and trying to convince their fans that Blink 182 would never reform, Mark, Travis and Tom have all made-up and decided to get back together. The reunion announcement was made onstage at the 2009 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8th. The band put past rifts (between Tom DeLonge, who supposedly broke up the band in 2005) behind them after drummer Travis Barker survived an air crash in a private jet in September 2008 that claimed the lives of two of his closest friends.

Above: Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker onstage as +44 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, May 25th 2007. This was one of the shows on the Summer 2007 Honda Civic Tour.
Below: Tom DeLonge before the 2007 Kerrang! Awards, when he was with his other band Angels and Airwaves. A possible Blink 182 reunion has been discussed by the music media and fans since the band's indefinite hiatus in 2005. Mark and Travis formed +44, while Tom worked on Angels and Airwaves, but both bands proved to be less successful than Blink 182.

Looks like a full US tour is on the cards for Summer 2009, followed by a proper worldwide concert tour. This has been long-awaited, so expect shows to sell-out fast. Great news that the guys are working together again after so many speculations.
For more information, the band have created a new up-to-date Blink 182 website, which is currently under construction (at the time I'm writing this). So go here for more info. soon:

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