Mark Hoppus says Blink-182 will start writing for their new album by the end of this year

March 29, 2017
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As Blink-182 fans anxiously await the release of the deluxe edition of California, it looks like we have more new music to look forward to as well. In an interview with Beats 1, Mark Hoppus told Zane Lowe that by the end of this year, the band will already begin writing for their next album.

“We’re doing this run in the US, then later on we’re touring Europe and the UK. Then we come back and do some more dates in the US,” Hoppus says. “Then we’ll take a little bit of time off, and then at the end of this year, we’ll go back into the studio and start writing the next album.”

Listen to the interview in full below.

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In addition to talking about life on the road and their whirlwind of a year following the release of California, Hoppus explains that the creative flow is happening, so it just makes sense that they keep the ball rolling as they look ahead to new music.

“We have such a positive energy going on right now and such a creative flow and everybody has such good ideas, and we want to tap into that,” Hoppus says.

Check out the full interview with Beats 1 below.

California deluxe releases May 19. The original album released July of last year and quickly went No. 1.

Catch Blink-182 on tour with the Naked And Famous and Wavves, and listen to their newest track, “Misery,” off their forthcoming deluxe edition of California, here:


1. Parking Lot
2. Misery
3. Good Old Days
4. Don't Mean Anything
5. Hey I'm Sorry
6. Last Train Home
7. Wildfire
8. 6/8
9. Long Lost Feeling
10. Bottom of the Ocean
11. Can't Get You More Pregnant
12. Bored to Death (Acoustic)

Tour dates:

3/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Amphitheater
4/1 – Dallas, TX @ KDGE Edgefest
4/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Northern Arizona University
4/21 – Amarillo, TX @ Aztec Music Hall
4/22 – Rogers, AR @ Wal-Mart Amphitheater
4/23 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
4/25 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
4/26 – Charleston, SC @ N. Charleston Coliseum
4/27 – Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum
5/2 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
5/3 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Pavilion
5/4 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Fairgrounds
5/9 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena

How stoked are you to hear new music from Blink-182? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Maggie Dickman