Mark Hoppus dispels rumors of Tom DeLonge’s imminent return to Blink-182

[L-R] Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Hoppus has dispelled rumors that Tom DeLonge is rejoining Blink-182.

Said rumors began circulating when DeLonge earlier this week posted a ‘90s-era photo of Blink-182 on Instagram – with him alongside his then-bandmates Hoppus and Travis Barker – and updated his bio to read: “I make music [in] Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.”

To further give credence to the rumors of a reunion of Blink’s classic lineup, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba – who has played with Blink since 2015 – said on Instagram last month that he was unsure whether he was still a member of the band.

Responding to a fan who commented on one of his posts: “You guys think he is still in Blink? No Blink content here and the Blink guys don’t post pictures [with] Matt,” Skiba wrote, “Your guess is as good as mine. Regardless, I am very proud of and thankful for my time with Blink-182. We shall see…”

But now, Mark Hoppus has addressed the rumors on his Discord server, writing: “There is no news to share. There is no announcement. Today is thirty years of Blink-182!”

He continues: “If and when Blink has any announcement about anything, you will hear it from the official Blink-182 outlets. Not teased on a radio station like, ‘Tune in for a major announcement… Tom tagged Mark in a photo from two decades ago.”

He adds that Blink-182 “will tour again and when it’s booked and confirmed we’ll announce it.”

Mark Hoppus

(Image credit: Discord)

Mark Hoppus

(Image credit: Discord)

So while Hoppus hasn’t definitively stated that a Hoppus/DeLonge/Barker Blink reunion will never happen, it’s safe to assume that it isn’t on the cards, at least for now.

Back in 2019, DeLonge told Rolling Stone [per Blabbermouth] that he believes “there will be a time, absolutely, that we play together”.

“We all love each other and care about each other,” he said. “We don’t always see eye to eye. I think people see the differences in our art. I love seeing how they’ve evolved and what they’re doing. I think when people look at Angels & Airwaves and what I’m doing, they can tell the differences.

“And sometimes it’s hard when you’re all trying to paint the same painting. And every once in a while, I like to see what the painting will be if I do it a different way. Off to the side. I think there’s a healthy respect for everyone to be able to paint their own paintings.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.