Blink-182 welcome back Tom DeLonge, announce world tour, new single Edging

Blink-182, 2022
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It's official, Tom DeLonge has rejoined Blink-182, and the San Diego pop-punk trio are celebrating the news with the announcement of a massive world tour, and the promise of a new single imminently.

Edging, the first song to emerge from the first studio sessions convened by DeLonge, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker in a decade, will be released on Friday, October 14.

Now fact, rumours that guitarist/vocalist DeLonge was set to return to the band began in late July, when the musician updated his Instagram bio, which partly reads: "I make music (@blink182 and @angelsandairwaves)". At the time, Mark Hoppus played down talk of a reunion - "there is no news to share," he initially stated, "There is no announcement" - but added that he was "hopeful for the future" of the group.

That future will now include the release of Edging, and the largest world tour ever undertaken by the trio: that trek is set to kick off in Tijuana, Mexico at the Imperial GNP (Festival) on March 11, 2023, and run through to February 26, 2024 when the tour will close out at Christchurch Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The band will play shows in Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, London, Birmingham and Manchester in September/October 2023, with The Story So Far in support. Details as follows:

Sep 02: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Sep 04: Belfast SSE Arena, UK
Sep 05: Dublin 3Arena, IRE

Oct 11: London The O2, UK
Oct 14: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
Oct 15: Manchester AO Arena, UK

For full details of the tour, go here. Tickets will go on sale on the website on Monday, October 17 at 10am local time.

Watch the official tour trailer below:

Blink-182 UK tour 2023

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The full list of dates is as follows:

LATIN AMERICA

Mar 11: Tijuana Imperial GNP (Festival), MEX
Mar 14: Lima Estadio San Marcos, PER
Mar 17-19: Buenos Aires, Lollapalooza Argentina, ARG
Mar 17-19: Santiago, Lollapalooza Chile, CHI
Mar 21-22: Asuncion Venue TBA, PAR
Mar 23-26: Bogotá Estereo Picnic, COL
Mar 24-26: São Paulo, Lollapalooza Brasil, BRA
Mar 28: Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes, MEX
Apr 1-2 – Monterrey Venue TBA, MEX

NORTH AMERICA

May 04: St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
May 06: Chicago United Center, IL
May 09: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
May 11: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
May 12: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
May 16: Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, OH
May 17: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
May 19: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
May 20: Belmont Park UBS Arena, NY
May 21: Boston TD Garden, MA
May 23: Washington, DC Capital One Arena
May 24: Brooklyn Barclays Center, NY
May 26: Baltimore Baltimore Arena, MD
May 27: Hershey Hersheypark Stadium, PA
May 28: Atlantic City Adjacent Music Festival, NJ

Jun 14:Phoenix Footprint Center, AZ
Jun 16: Los Angeles Bank of California Stadium, CA
Jun 20: San Diego Pechanga Arena, CA
Jun 22: San Jose SAP Center, CA
Jun 23: Sacramento Golden 1 Center, CA
Jun 25: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA
Jun 27: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Jun 29: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
Jun 30: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB

Jul 03: Denver Ball Arena, CO
Jul 05: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX
Jul 07: Austin Moody Center, TX
Jul 08: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Jul 10: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Jul 11: Ft. Lauderdale FLA Live Arena, FL
Jul 13: Atlanta State Farm Arena, GA
Jul 14: Charlotte Spectrum Center, NC
Jul 16: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN

EUROPE

Sep 02: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Sep 04: Belfast SSE Arena, UK
Sep 05: Dublin 3Arena, IRE
Sep 08: Antwerp Sportpaleis, BEL
Sep 09: Cologne Lanxess Arena, GER}
Sep 12: Copenhagen Royal Arena, DEN
Sep 13: Stockholm Avicii Arena, SWE
Sep 14: Oslo Spektrum, NOR
Sep 16: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, GER
Sep 17: Hamburg Barclays Arena, GER
Sep 19: Prague O2 Arena, CZE
Sep 20: Vienna Stadthalle, AUS
Oct 02: Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena, POR
Oct 03: Madrid Wizink Centre, SPA
Oct 04: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, SPA
Oct 06: Bologna Unipol Arena, ITA
Oct 08: Amsterdam, iggo Dome, HOL
Oct 09: Paris Accor Arena, FRA
Oct 11: London The O2, UK
Oct 14: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
Oct 15: Manchester AO Arena, UK

 Oct 21: Las Vegas, When We Were Young Festival, NV

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Feb 09: Perth RAC Arena, AUS
Feb 11: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, AUS
Feb 13: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, AUS
Feb 16: Sydney Qudos Bank Arena, AUS
Feb 19: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, AUS
Feb 23: Auckland Spark Arena, NZ
Feb 26: Christchurch Christchurch Arena, NZ

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Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.