It’s fair to say that the world of pop-punk was rocked in January 2015 when Tom DeLonge left pop-punk icons Blink-182, citing that he was unable to commit and also fulfil his other contractual commitments.
Following his departure, DeLonge was replaced by Alkaline Trio frontman, Matt Skiba, and released their seventh album ‘California’ in 2016 with plans for its follow-up to drop later this year.
DeLonge went on to put his attention on his interests in extra terrestrial life and space exploration, and also released solo material and more recently more Angels & Airwaves content too.
Following recent comments that DeLonge made in Kerrang! about playing with Blink-182 again in the future, which you can read down below, he has now clarified his comments even further.
This is what he told Kerrang! in a recent issue of their magazine.
“There’s going to be people that are wanting blink. I get it – trust me, I love Blink and it’s given me everything in my life. And, you know, I plan on doing it in the future. But right now there’s just no way. I have way too much going on because Angels & Airwaves is a part of To The Stars, and that’s why it works.”
He has since followed that statement up on 91X San Diego by saying that he has spoke with the band’s other two members, vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker, about coming back.
“It hit the press last week I think that – yes, everybody – I will play with Blink again. That’s the whole plan. I talk to Travis all the time, and I talked to Mark just the other day and we’re always discussing what makes sense and when.”
Of course, there have been statements in the past from DeLonge about his proposed return to Blink-182 which at the time were refuted, and DeLonge still has heavy commitments with the To The Stars Academy Of Arts And Sciences, an organization for the study of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
He has also recently announced tour plans with Angels & Airwaves, along with releasing more material, so we’d expect if DeLonge were to return, it wouldn’t be anytime soon.
At the time of writing, neither Mark Hoppus or Travis Barker have publicly responded to these claims and reports.