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Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992. Their current lineup consists of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. Buy Blink 182 Merch Here!
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Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, California, in 1992. Their current lineup consists of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Tom Delonge, and drummer Travis Barker.
The band’s original lineup consisted of Hoppus, Delonge, and drummer Scott Raynor. On February 22nd, 2005, it was announced that the band was on an indefinite hiatus.
During this time, DeLonge formed Angels & Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker formed +44. The band confirmed their reunion on February 8th, 2009, ending the hiatus. The band’s first release after the reunion would be 2011’s Neighborhoods. In 2012, the band self-released their first EP, Dogs Eating Dogs. In January 2015, DeLonge left the band once again, and within days it was announced that he would be replaced with Matt Skiba from the band Alkaline Trio for a few shows, becoming an official member shortly after.
The band played their first shows with Matt Skiba in March 2015 and would release their first album without DeLonge, California, in 2016. The band’s latest release, Nine, was released on September 20th, 2019. In October 2022, it was announced that Tom DeLonge had rejoined the band in addition to an upcoming album and world tour throughout 2023.
After years of independent recording and touring, including stints on the Warped Tour, the group signed to MCA Records. Their biggest albums, Enema of the State (1999) and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), saw international success. Songs like “All the Small Things”, “Dammit”, “I Miss You”, and “What’s My Age Again?” became hit singles and MTV staples. Later efforts, including an untitled album (2003), marked stylistic shifts.
Hoppus is the only member to remain in the band throughout its entire history. DeLonge left the group twice, both times a decade apart, before eventually returning. Founding drummer Scott Raynor recorded and toured with the group before being dismissed in 1998, with Barker taking his place from that point on. From 2015 to 2022, the band included Alkaline Trio singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, with whom they recorded two albums, California (2016) and Nine (2019) and toured in support of both.