Back on August 1st, Blink-182 celebrated 25 years since its members got together and formed a band. Since their formation, the band have had brief breakup and a couple of lineup reshuffles, but most notably, 2015 saw founding guitarist Tom DeLonge announce his departure from the band. Fans have been devastated ever since, but a recent comment from DeLonge seems to indicate there could be a resolution in the works.
In early 2015, Tom DeLonge shook things up in the Blink-182 camp by announcing his immediate departure from the legendary punk band. What followed was mass confusion as DeLonge then said he hadn’t left the group, before band members disparaged the backhanded way that he left the group.
Since then, DeLonge has embarked on a (surprisingly) successful career as a UFO researcher and film maker, and has stated on numerous occasions that since he still “owns” the band and its trademarks, he could rejoin Blink-182 at any time he may choose.
While no movement had been made yet in regards to a Blink-182 reunion, Tom had promised us new music from side project Angels & Airwaves, and even hinted that a collaboration with Australia’s Amy Shark could be on the way. Needless to say, it’s not like DeLonge needs Blink-182 to remain busy.
However, a post on DeLonge’s Instagram account now has fans talking, thanks to the sly way that he seemed to indicate there has been discussion of a reunion for Blink-182.
“So Travis [Barker, Blink-182 drummer] calls me and asks me to do an interview… next thing I know all these cameras have invaded my office,” Tom posted to Instagram. “I have a feeling he just wanted some super hi-res footage of my body.”
However, it was the final line that got fans talking: “And yes Blinkies, we also talked a bit about other stuff.”
While the comments section on the Instagram post are currently filled with various messages written in all-caps that convey the excitement that DeLonge has caused, we’re still not 100% certain if this indeed a reunion post. Of course, despite the message seeming to relate to Blink-182 fans by use of the word “blinkies”, there is of course every chance that this is just a follow-up to recent news that Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge would like to reunite Box Car Racer once again.
Whatever the case is, we’re keen as anything to see a Blink-182 reunion featuring the ‘classic’ lineup of the band. However, considering how well-received Tom’s replacement, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, has been, we wouldn’t complain if the band decide to continue as a four-piece either.