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Mark Hoppus of blink-182 has taken to Reddit to explain the meaning behind the title for the band’s upcoming album Nine

Yesterday, the band teased a new track “Darkside” that they dropped earlier today just hours after unveiling the tracklist and cover. 

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To backtrack, on Wednesday, blink began teasing the track with a hotline appearing on their socials. When dialed, a 15-second clip of the new track plays.

The song follows the release of previous singles “Blame It On My Youth” “Generational Divide” and “Happy Days,” all of which will appear on their much-teased new album.

The band finally confirmed the release date on Good Morning America last Friday. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, they shared the album cover, title and tracklist. 

 

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NINE 💥 SEPTEMBER 20

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blink-182 NINE tracklist:
  1. The First Time
    2. Happy Days
    3. Heaven
    4. Darkside
    5. Blame It On My Youth
    6. Generational Divide
    7. Run Away
    8. Black Rain
    9. I Really Wish I Hated You
    10. Pin the Grenade
    11. No Heart To Speak Of
    12. Ransom
    13. On Some Emo Shit
    14. Hungover You
    15. Remember To Forget Me

Now, Hoppus has taken to Reddit to give some context to the name. 

NINE. this is our ninth album, as decided by me and travis,” he began. “some count buddha, some not. some count the mark tom and travis show. some count greatest hits. some count dogs eating dogs. i’m counting buddha, cheshire cat, dude ranch, enema of the state, toypaj, untitled, neighborhoods, califronia, and now NINE.”

“nine is also the number of universal love. and the number of uranus. remember to like and smash that subscribe button, or whatever it is the kids say now,” he continued. 

 

meaning behind the album title from r/Blink182

NINE drops Sept. 20, and you can presave it here or grab bundles here. Check out latest track “Darkside” below.

blink-182 are currently out on their summer tour playing Enema Of The State front-to-back. Lil Wayne and Neck Deep are on as support with All Time Low being added to a rescheduled date. Tickets are here with dates below.

Dates:

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

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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

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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
09/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/22 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (rescheduled with All Time Low)
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^

* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date

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