It won’t feature the original line-up though
Blink-182 have hinted at possible plans to perform their landmark 1999 album ‘Enema Of The State’ in full.
The LP, the band’s third, catapulted the trio to huge success spawning classic singles such as ‘What’s My Age Again?’, ‘All The Small Things’ and ‘Adam’s Song’. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
“We have talked about doing ‘Enema Of The State’ in its entirety as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of that record coming out,” bassist Mark Hoppus told Pedestrian.
But he also confirmed that it is unlikely to feature the original line-up of the band, adding: “There’s been no reach-out, or no talk of getting the original lineup back together.”
Tom DeLonge co-founded Blink with bassist Hoppus in 1992, and he quit the band in 2015 – four years on from the release of ‘Neighborhoods’. Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge as lead guitarist shortly afterwards.
He recently opened up about the reasons behind his departure, stating that his motivation for quitting was fuelled by a desire to benefit humanity and help “change the world for my kids and everybody else’s”.
“The last show I played was in front of 100,000 people,” DeLonge said. “And then they wonder why I’m not doing that now and I’ll say because this is the one moment in my life where I’ll be able to look back as an old man and say, ‘Oh my god, I was a part of the team that changed the world.’”
“It will definitely be out before the Warped Tour [June 29-30],” the drummer said. “I think we’ll be wrapped up right after the time we play Back To The Beach.”
Offering details on what to expect from the group’s eighth studio LP, Barker explained that “literally anything goes”. “I think we’re creating one of the most important Blink albums, so I’m really proud of it,” he added.
Last month, he said that the forthcoming “experimental” record is similar to their 2003 self-titled effort. “I feel like this is the closest we’ve come to something like Blink-182 since that album, which is one of my favorite Blink albums by far.”