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Blink-182 performed at Back To The Beach festival and did their album Enema of the State in full, including two songs they haven’t played live in years. 

Back To The Beach, which is put out by blink drummer  Travis Barker and Goldfinger‘s John “Feldy” Feldmann, had its second festival ever this past weekend.

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Blink-182 headlined the festival and fans got to experience the entire 1999 album live, including “Aliens Exist” and “Anthem” performed live for the first time with Matt Skiba instead of Tom DeLonge.

You can see some clips of the performance, including those two songs, below.

 

 

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BLINK #backtothebeach #blink182 #markhoppus #travisbarker #huntingtonbeach #travel #veganvacation

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The song, which originally features DeLonge’s vocals, was inspired by the musician’s obsession with UFOs and aliens. It has not been performed live since the early 2000s, with some sources saying 2001 and others 2002. “Anthem” hasn’t been performed since 1999. Skiba, who replaced DeLonge in 2015, is also the vocalist of Alkaline Trio.

The band later shared the full setlist on Instagram, which you can check out below. It had fans in the comments begging for them to do the same sons at the Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary shows.

 

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Set list from last night at @backtothebeachfest. Had a blast playing #enemaofthestate front to back.

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You can see how people reacted on Twitter to blink-182’s set.

Blink-182 are gearing up for their next album, which will be out “early summer” according to Mark Hoppus. This lines up with Travis Barker’s previous statements that the record would be out by the time the band hit the Warped Tour 25th anniversary show’s stage in Atlantic City.

Hoppus also said the band is trying out something new with their song structures when writing the follow up to 2016’s California.

“We’re trying to get away from picking up an acoustic guitar and starting a song that way,” he said. “We’ve been writing songs based around beats that Travis has come up with, or maybe just a keyboard line or one little guitar riff and building around that.”

This is not the only recent clues we’ve gotten from Hoppus about the upcoming LP. He said the album may go in some “completely weird directions.” He also stated that he hopes to guide the anticipated eighth album into artistic territory akin to the band’s untitled 2003 full-length, an album where musical experimentation first consumed the outfit.

“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he said explains. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

Hoppus isn’t the only bandmate teasing us about the LP, Barker recently gave a little sneak peak as well. Barker sustained an ankle injury, and took to Instagram to share a snippet of potential new music from the trio.

Check that out below.

 

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blink-182 studio life.

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Left foot still works 👌🏻

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