Currently social media is having a meltdown over the ‘news’ that Tom Delonge has quit his iconic pop/punk band Blink 182. There is still an air of uncertainty regarding the news and its accuracy, but it seems pretty legit to me after reading the following statement. My teenage self feels a bit gutted, but the last few years has also taught me that line up changes, hiatus’, splits, etc are far from an unusual thing, and things return to the rightful place when money needs to be earned (or relationship issues ease)….I expect in a few years we will see them reunited and a huge sell out tour will follow….
UPDATE: Looks like a misunderstanding….according to Toms latest Instagram Post
UPDATE : http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blink-182s-hoppus-barker-blast-ungrateful-disingenuous-tom-delonge-20150126
Tom Delonge has quit Blink 182. You can read a statement below:
“Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual 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.”
This is the second year Travis Barker will curate the bands at Musink. The 3-day fest takes place March 20 to 22 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif with tickets going on sale this Friday at 10:00am(PST).