Here’s a Blink-182 story that actually involves the band. In a new interview with NME, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed that the band is planning an April or May 2011 release for their followup to 2003’s self-titled effort. Yes, average CoS reader, you really were 17 or 18 the last time a new Blink-182 album came out.
According to Hoppus, Blink are currently “working with the better part of 10 or so songs.” And while the self-titled LP touted a more mature band, Hoppus commented that the currently untitled new album would please new and old fans alike. The songs “are both taking a step even further than we took on the last album, while also going back to the sound of some of the earlier albums.” So, like, “What’s My Age Again” with a weepy guitar line?
In support of the release, Blink-182 have already announced a five-date UK tour for next July. In other Blink-related news, Hoppus has his own show on FUSE, and drummer Travis Barker is readying the release of his debut solo effort, Give the Drummer Some, which should be out soon. Stay tuned for news on both albums as details are announced.
Blink-182 2011 Tour Dates:
07/08 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
07/12 – Newcastle, UK @ Arena
07/13 – Nottingham, UK @ Arena
07/15 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
07/18 – London, UK @ 02 Arena