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.’

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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.

Dates:

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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