From Property Of Zack:
“Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.
I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”
Tom also posted this tweet:
From Tom’s official Instagram:
To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ…..#Awkward #BabyBackRibs
This comes following the news a statement was released by the band saying Tom DeLonge was leaving the band indefinitely.
Mark Hoppus has only said this on twitter:
blink-182 life. For life.
This was before Tom’s post on Instagram. This may have been a communication issue? From what we know Tom DeLonge is still being replaced by Matt Skiba at the Music and Tattoo festival. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes in.
A statement released by the band’s publicist reveals Tom DeLonge will be leaving blink-182 ‘indefinitely’:
Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Musink Music and Tattoo Festival. “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 indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.
Blink-182 have added 2 more ‘untitled’ album shows for the 11th and 12th of November at the Wiltern in LA.
Tickets are on sale now. VIP packages are not available at this time.
So KROQ just posted this on their website KROQ confirming that blink-182 will be playing 2 shows at the Hollywood Palladium and a set at the Red Bull Sound Space on the 6th & 7th Of November.
The 2 Hollywood Shows will feature full play thoughs of the ‘Untitled’ album as well as classic blink-182 tracks.
Tickets for the Hollywood shows will go on sale Oct 25th at 10am via ticketmaster. Tickets for the Red Bull Sound Space are not available.
Over the past few days blink-182s instagram has been posting song titles from the ‘untitled’ album in order leading many to believe that they were going to have some sort of 10 year anniversary celebration.
Then on the 20th of October they posted this even more cryptic instagram post
The Numbers being
People have deciphered the code to be:
21st October 7:30 106.7 Which is KROQ radio
The next two lines have been more difficult but some people are claiming that ‘101167’ is a Colour Hex code for the pink, blue and black of the untitled cover mixed together.
and the rest of the numbers seem to be coordinates for the Hollywood Palladium
We will have to find out what this is for tomorrow at 7:30am on KROQ.