Watch Tom DeLonge’s new Fender Starcaster make its live debut at Blink-182’s surprise Coachella set

Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 performs at the Sahara Tent during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14, 2023 in Indio, California.
(Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella)

Blink-182 made their long-awaited reunited return to the live stage with a surprise set at Coachella on Friday (April 14) – and with it Tom DeLonge’s first outing with his new reunion-era custom Fender Starcaster electric guitars.

Setting the tone with foul-mouthed fan favorite Family Reunion, DeLonge took to the stage brandishing what appears to be his main Starcaster for the reunion: a Shell Pink model covered in stickers representing his punk-rock heroes, including Descendents, Fugazi and T.S.O.L.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.