Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge has spent much of his career running around naked and writing songs like the wonderfully wholesome “Family Reunion”. In recent years, however, he’s taken a more serious approach, delivering Blink’s gloomy Neighborhoods along with a series of theatrical albums for his Angels and Airwaves side project. Now, he’s quite literally turning another page by releasing a children’s book titled, The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve.
Written by the proud papa of two and featuring artwork by animator Mike Henry, the “wistful story for the young and the young-at-heart alike” tells the “tale of a rocketeer alone on the moon on a cold Christmas night, and the gift he receives from a few unexpected (and extraterrestrial) friends,” according to a press release.
Currently, those with a premium membership to the Angels and Airwaves website can read a three-page preview. Starting November 25th, the band’s website will host a pre-sale for a limited-edition package that contains “a hardcover, first edition of the book, including a certificate of authenticity signed by DeLonge; one digital version of the book for iPad, Nook or Kindle (delivered on release date); one Lonely Astronaut clear acrylic etched ornament; and a limited-edition t-shirt.”
DeLonge and Henry are also holding a CharityBuzz auction to benefit San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. You can find more information about that here.
Before DeLonge warm’s your kiddies’ hearts, however, relive his glory days with this video of on-tour hijinks from 1998.