The band announced it was reuniting earlier this month. In a video posted to social media, the group revealed that it had reunited and shared some news about its upcoming tour dates.
The announcement came just days after news broke that founding members Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor had been fired from the band. They were replaced by bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Travis Barker, and drummer Matt Skiba.
In a statement, Hoppus said he was “thrilled to be working alongside my friends,” adding that the reunion was “a dream come true.”
Hoppus continued, saying, “We are excited to finally announce our plans for the world to see. We want to thank everyone for supporting us over the years and we hope you’ll join us on stage next summer!”
While the band did not reveal what songs will be performed during the tour, fans speculated that some of the most popular tracks from the band’s catalog — including “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things”— could make an appearance.
Meanwhile, blink-182 played its final show in 2017. The band canceled its remaining tour dates after DeLonge claimed his life was threatened. He later filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates accusing them of misappropriating profits from the band’stour bookings.
Blink-182 was formed in Poway, California in August 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. They met while attending Poway High School, where Hoppus was playing guitar and Barker was drumming in high school band. After graduating from high school, they moved to Los Angeles, California in 1994, where they played together in several bands including the pop/punk group Enema of the State. In 1995, they signed to Geffen Records and recorded their debut album, Cheshire Cat Smile. Their second album, Dude Ranch, was released in 1997.
The band went on hiatus in 1998, but reunited in 2002 to record Californication, which was released in 2003. The band announced their breakup in 2005, but broke up again in 2007. In 2009, they reformed and began touring. In 2010, they released Neighborhoods, followed by Take Off Your Pants and Jacket in 2011. The band released their eighth studio album, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations in 2013.
In 2016, the band released their ninth studio album, Nine Lives.