This morning Tom DeLonge released a new statement regarding his current involvement in Blink-182, after the band's release of a new song and full US tour announcement with Matt Skiba in DeLonge's place earlier this week. This new statement also comes following a recent interview with Rolling Stone, in which DeLonge clarified that he is still a member of the band.
Today DeLonge has revelaed that he spoke with Mark Hoppus the day after their new single “Bored To Death” was released, and continues to talk with Travis “almost every day,” asserting that they “DO have a future together,” if they want it. You can read his full statement below.
I understand all the craziness out there in Internet-land, it is an odd time for fans of the Blink-182 legacy, I know- It's odd for me, too.
Well, I met with Mark yesterday, and Travis the week before…. I actually talk to Travis almost every day, now.
The answer is this:
We DO have a future together if we want it, but for now we are busy doing separate things. I am directing a movie this summer, releasing a couple more albums of music and digging deeper into my Sekret Machines Project with the US DOD.
I know people are comparing the Angels and Airwaves Chasing Shadows EP to the new Blink-182 music, and that is a failed task. We are different people after different things. For one, I think having a song-writer that came in on the Blink album (Feldy- 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte) was something they felt was necessary, and that in itself may be an indicator of some of our current artistic differences that are difficult to overcome. At the time, I was recording the song NEW WORLD (on the DEMOS album titled after my own name) and that was my personal opinion of where we could possibly take Blink for the next album. But we are at different places in our minds, careers and goals, I get it.
But that said, I obviously want them to make the music they wish. I have always been thankful for them in my life, but I am a forward thinking artist, and sometimes that leads me down a different path- That is why I have done other projects like: Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves- LOVE 1 & 2, AND The Dream Walker etc…
I look forward to my upcoming adventures, and a hell of a lot more…
….Maybe even a bit of Blink-182 if we can build back that “special something” that was once there.