blink-182 use 2001 album to cure fans in resurfaced commercial

    That’s one way to get people to buy ‘Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.’

    blink-182 may be hyping up their latest single and upcoming album, but for now, we’re going to take you back to a simpler time — 2001.

    If you’re a die-hard blink fan like us, you’ll remember the days of Take Off Your Pants and Jacket where we blasted songs like “First Date” and “Anthem Part Two” on the way to the mall.

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    If you really have a good memory, you’ll remember the strange commercial the band made for the album that has recently resurfaced online.

    The band presented the ad as a pharmaceutical commercial that features Mark Hoppus as a doctor and Tom DeLonge as some sort of medical expert with slicked-back hair.

    “When my painful stomach acts up, I turn to the one product that’s scientifically proven to work — blink 182, now with 50 percent better songs,” the two say about their “product,” which is actually just a CD.

    In case you forgot this existed, or just never saw it, you can watch the hilarious commercial below.

    The commercial features the original trio with Travis Barker, which feels like another lifetime. However, DeLonge sent blink-182 fans into a frenzy with a recent interview about the future for the original gang. 

    DeLonge said that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of rejoining blink-182 just yet. However, he mentioned he’s busy with  Angels & Airwaves and his space company To The Stars for now.

    “I get it—trust me, I love blink and it’s given me everything in my life,” DeLonge says. “And, you know, I plan on doing it in the future. But right now there’s just no way—I have way too much going on because Angels & Airwaves is a part of To The Stars, and that’s why it works.”

    In other heartwarming blink news, Hoppus recently shared a nostalgic photo of the three original members on Instagram last week. The 1999 Polaroid photo depicts the three sporting t-shirts, sneakers and the longest shorts of all time.

    You can see that post below.


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    The Handsomes, circa 1999 Time to bring back these shorts.

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    As previously stated, blink-182 just dropped a new song  “Blame It On My Youth,” which DeLonge praised.

    “You’ll also see the new blink song [on Spotify],” DeLonge says. “I’m super excited for those guys. It’s cool to see the evolution of their music. You’ll also see Mark’s other band, Simple Creatures. It looks like a little bit of punk rock is seeping through on the national music lovers index.”

    You can listen to “Blame It On My Youth” below.

    blink also announced a huge tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep, and we cannot wait to hear this one live.

    blink-182 have a busy summer ahead of them including a confirmed appearance at Warped Tour‘s 25th anniversary stop in Atlantic City (for which more tickets were just released). They also promised a return to Riot Fest this year after having to cancel last year’s set.

    The band will also be hitting Good Morning America July 19 for a live performance.

    Grab your tickets for the tour here. Check out the full list of dates 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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