Amid a myriad of drama revolving around blink-182‘s co-headliner with Lil Wayne, former guitarist Tom DeLonge is making fans nostalgic about the pop-punk glory days.

While DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves are preparing for their own tour kicking off in the fall, he reminisced about his former band with a classic photo.

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DeLonge shared the image on Instagram, capturing classic blink in their purest, goofiest form.

He also included a touching message that could pass as great advice for artists everywhere.

“When there was unity, there was an unbreakable potential. Bands are tricky, but well worth the fight to make something great,” the caption reads.

 

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When there was unity, there was an unbreakable potential. Bands are tricky, but well worth the fight to make something great.

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The touching sentiment wasn’t lost on DeLonge’s former drummer Travis Barker, who commented on the photo.

“Stop play’in with my emotions ….. Smokey!” the comment reads.

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Despite looking back on blink, DeLonge has been full steam ahead with Angels & Airwaves. Recently, the frontman teased the followup to their last single, “Rebel Girl.”

Another recent Instagram post contains the simple words, “New song coming…” with the band tagged in the post’s caption.

 

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AVA recently added even more dates for their first tour in seven years. You can check out the full list below with additions and larger venues in bold and secure your tickets here.

Dates:

09/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
09/10 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
09/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
09/15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/17 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater

09/18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
09/20 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore*
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/22 – St. Louis, MO @ 2 The Pageant
09/24 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore*
09/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater*
10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/02 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/05 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/08 –Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues +
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater +

* updated venue
+ additional date

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