Mark Hoppus clears up Tom DeLonge, blink-182 reunion rumor
blink-182 fans have been watching, waiting for Tom DeLonge's return to the band after he admitted he had loose plans to rejoin in the future. The rumors were fueled even more after fans found out he had followed both Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker on Instagram.
While blink fans have been sent into a frenzy over the possible reunion, it looks like it won't be happening anytime in the near future as Hoppus claims it all to be a "completely unfounded rumor at this point."
Say it ain't so.
During an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, Hoppus was asked about the rumors of a full blink reunion with all original members.
"There is not any talk of that right now. I mean, I'll never say never to anything, but that is a completely unfounded rumor at this point."
Fans have also been eagerly awaiting for any news regarding the band's forthcoming announcement, which had been rumored to be released before the Atlantic City Warped Tour date.
That rumor was quickly squashed after Hoppus replied to a fan who asked if the blink album was still slated for a June release with a simple "no, sir."
Fortunately, it looks like we're slowly closing in on a release date.
"There is not an exact date," Hoppus tells KROQ. "It is coming out this summer. I was just on the phone earlier today with Ron Perry, who's the head of our label, and we are figuring out the exact launch date. But we are finalizing mixes right now, we have about half the album mastered, and the announce on when the album will be released will be forthcoming."
Listen to the full interview with Hoppus, below.
You can catch blink on tour this summer with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep at the cities and dates listed below.
06/27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
06/29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
06/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour^
07/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/05 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
07/06 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
07/07 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
07/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
07/10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
07/14 – Quebec City, CA @ Festival d’été de Québec ^
07/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/06 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
09/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^
* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date
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