Blink-182 confirm reunion with Tom DeLonge, announce new music and gargantuan global tour

Blink-182
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After months of rumors, Blink-182’s classic lineup of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have announced their reunion, heralding the news with new music and a mammoth global tour.

The band will hit North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America, beginning March 2023 and running through February 2024, with support acts including Turnstile, Rise Against, The Story So Far and Wallows.

A new single, Edging, drops this Friday (October 14), with a new album set to follow next year. It marks the first new music from the band since 2011’s Neighborhoods.

You can hear a snippet of the new track in Blink’s typically tongue-in-cheek teaser, which is potentially NSFW, depending on your colleagues’ sense of humor.

Blink-182’s last reunion ended acrimoniously in 2015 following friction with DeLonge, and two albums with his replacement, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba, followed: 2016’s California and 2019’s Nine.

The course of Blink’s career changed once again when DeLonge reconnected with Hoppus last year, following the bass player’s cancer diagnosis.

“Mark and I have a long history,” DeLonge told Guitar World in 2021. “When he came out with cancer, it was like nothing else mattered. I just wanted to be there, human-to-human.

“I just wanted to be there as a friend, honestly, like a brother. Yeah, we’ve argued over the years and stuff, but right now who the fuck cares about any of that? All I want to do is ask him, ‘What do you need and how can I help your journey right now?’”

Tickets for Blink-182’s reunion shows go on sale Monday, October 17 at 10am at blink182.com (opens in new tab). The extensive full run of shows is listed below.

Latin America (+ with support from Wallows)

  • March 11 – Tijuana, MX – Imperial GNP (Festival)
  • March 14 – Lima, Peru – Estadio San Marcos+
  • March 17-19 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina (Festival)
  • March 17-19 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile (Festival)
  • March 21-22 – Asuncion, Paraguay – Venue TBA
  • March 23-26 – Bogotá, Colombia – Estereo Picnic (Festival)
  • March 24-26 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brasil (Festival)
  • March 28 – Mexico City, MX – Palacio de los Deportes+
  • April 1-2 – Monterrey, MX – Venue TBA

North America (* with support from Turnstile)

  • May 4 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
  • May 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center*
  • May 9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*
  • May 11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
  • May 12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
  • May 16 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
  • May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena*
  • May 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
  • May 20 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena*
  • May 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*
  • May 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*
  • May 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
  • May 26 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena*
  • May 27 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
  • Jun 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center*
  • Jun 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium*
  • Jun 20 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*
  • Jun 22 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center*
  • Jun 23 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*
  • Jun 25 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
  • Jun 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*
  • Jun 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*
  • Jun 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*
  • Jul 3 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
  • Jul 5 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
  • Jul 7 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*
  • Jul 8 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center*
  • Jul 10 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*
  • Jul 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena*
  • Jul 13 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*
  • Jul 14 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*
  • Jul 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*

Europe (with support from The Story So Far)

  • Sep 2 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro^
  • Sep 4 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena^
  • Sep 5 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^
  • Sep 8 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis^
  • Sep 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena^
  • Sep 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena^
  • Sep 13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena^
  • Sep 14 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum^
  • Sep 16 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena^
  • Sep 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena^
  • Sep 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena^
  • Sep 20 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle^
  • Oct 2– Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena^
  • Oct 3 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre^
  • Oct 4 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi^
  • Oct 6 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena^
  • Oct 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
  • Oct 9 – Paris, France – Accor Arena^
  • Oct 11 – London, UK – The O2^
  • Oct 14 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena^
  • Oct 15 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena^
  • Oct 21 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

2024 Australia/New Zealand (! with support from Rise Against)

  • Feb 9 – Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena!
  • Feb 11 – Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre!
  • Feb 13 – Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena!
  • Feb 16 – Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena!
  • Feb 19 – Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre!
  • Feb 23 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena!
  • Feb 26 – Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Arena!

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).