Blink-182 is coming. I’m sure you’ve heard. There are not many things in this world that I love more than those three old men. My parents got divorced in, like, 2002 and I still felt more feelings about Blink’s breakup in 2005. Matt Skiba made a much better step-dad than mine, sorry Dave.
Their new single, “Edging”, is no doubt going to be at the top of my plays in my Spotify mix for the year. With the announcement of a 2023/2024 World Tour with Tom DeLonge returning I had to snag a ticket, I mean, it’s my favorite band. Then the prices came.
“I bought tickets for two of our shows myself just to see what the experience was like.” Mark Hoppus explained to fans in the Blink-182 Discord, “I had tickets yoinked from my cart and the whole thing crashed out.” This entire fiasco chalked up to the supposed anti-scalper measure, dynamic pricing. When the band themselves can’t even get tickets to their own show then what hope do we common folk have?
Talking about an exciting reunion with Tom DeLonge, it feels almost impossible to not talk about former fill-in-turned-full-timer Matt Skiba who wasn’t 100% sure of his own status in the band. While many harbor ill will towards the albums and songs from the era, most Blink fans will speak highly of Skiba’s live talents.
Many fans remarked on the odd nature with which Skiba was abandoned and Delonge seemingly ousting him from his earned spot. Tom DeLonge made sure to quell any notions of ill will with a public Instagram letter which he also personally sent to Skiba.
Personally, I’m still hoping we get some sort of festival appearance with all four of them but that’s because I’m very stupid. If that was in the cards I’m sure Tom would have spilled the beans already like he did with the tour. If you like Mark Hoppus discord quotes then you’ll love “Tom wasn’t quiet at all…Literally walking around shows telling everyone the band is back together.” Hoppus vents to the fanbase, “Like. Someone tackle him. I hate him so much.” It’s all fun and happy feelings though, but we all know the score at this point.