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Tom DeLonge isn’t just excited about fan reception to the new Angels & Airwaves song—he’s also giving some love to his former bandmates.

DeLonge took to Instagram today to thank fans for a sold-out tour and the success of AVA’s latest single, “Rebel Girl,” but also made time to shout out blink-182.

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Due to the rapid sale of tickets for the tour, DeLonge says the band have been looking for larger venues and adding dates to satisfy demand.

Earlier this week, he shared an update on Twitter regarding the sell outs.

Today, DeLonge elaborated on the fan reception in a reflective Instagram clip.

“Just wanted to take a quick second and say thank you so much for the insane response to the Angels & Airwaves song, ‘Rebel Girl,’ and to the sell out of the national tour, our first one in seven years,” he says. “I thought we would have a lot of amazing fans show up, but I never thought that it would sell out in 10 minutes.”

The unexpected success of the tour perfectly illustrated DeLonge’s thoughts in a prior interview on the quickly developing resurgence of AVA.

“I feel like I really know I’m capable of most anything I put my heart and mind to, and I know how to do things that seem impossible,” he says.

In the clip, DeLonge also urged fans to check out the new blink-182 song, “Blame It On My Youth,” as well as Mark Hoppus’ side project, Simple Creatures.

“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.”

Check out the full video below.



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@angelsandairwaves THANKS YOU!! #RebelGirl

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Remaining tickets for Angels & Airwaves’ upcoming tour can be found here, with a full list of dates below.


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 @ Saint Andrews Hall
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/22 – St. Louis, MO 2 The Pageant
09/24 – Denver, CO @ Summit
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 @ The Regency Ballroom
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

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