After years of swearing that his time with Blink-182 was not over, Tom DeLong may be teasing now that he has finally rejoined the band in an official capacity.
Rumors of the co-frontman’s return began swirling a few weeks ago, when Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba — who replaced him in 2015 after DeLong left “To Change the World for My Kids” — admitted he didn’t know. Whether or not he was still part of the band.
Later in the month, Blink himself threw fuel on the fire. a teaser For their upcoming Funko Pop! help (A series of figures celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary), which has DeLong facility.
Although the band has yet to confirm whether DeLong has returned to the fray, vocalists and guitarists have begun to hint at the matter. Yesterday (July 31), he took to his Instagram profile with a classic picture of Blink in the 90s, simply captioned with the band’s own handle.
He has since updated his bio to include Blink with Angels and the Airwaves in mention of his musical endeavors. This is particularly notable for the fact that DeLong’s bio makes no mention of Box Car Racer (his short-lived side-project with Blink drummer Travis Barker), meaning that the only projects he listed are those with which he is currently. is active in.
NME Representatives for Blink-182 and Tom DeLong have been reached out for comment.
The trio of Mark Hoppus, Barker and Skiba recorded two albums together – 2016’s “California” and 2019’s “Nine” – and have toured extensively. Their last show together went down in the early months of 2020. Blink performed as part of Barker’s “House of Horrors” broadcast last October, although Skiba was not present – Kevin Gruft (of Escape the Fate) performed with the band in his place.
Meanwhile, DeLonge is all set to release his directorial debut, monsters of california, later this year. The first trailer for the film came out in May – watch it here.