Mark Hoppus Teases Blink-182 Tour
Mark Hoppus, pictured here at the Alternative Press Music Awards presentation in Cleveland July 21, 2014, revealed that Blink-182 tour dates will be announced soon. Getty Images

Blink-182 is poised to have an eventful 2016. While it’s been revealed the band is putting the finishing touches on a new album, it appears as though the group will also be heading back out on the road very soon to play some new songs and their beloved hits for fans.

Hoppus employed Twitter Thursday to shoot down rumors the band would be performing this month at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. However, he did give fans something to get excited about when he posted that Blink-182 would be announcing tour dates in the “near future.” You can see his full tweet below:

News of a potential tour is fitting after the announcement drummer Travis Barker made last week. In an interview with Punkvideosrock, Barker said the new Blink-182 album is finished. It will be the band’s seventh studio record.

“It’s just a matter of picking what 12 to 14 songs. I think we wrote 26 or 27, so everyone right now is really pushing for their favorites,” Barker dished.

Hoppus’ teasing of a tour also echoes a previous interview Barker did with KROQ-FM in Pasadena, California, in January. Barker told the radio outlet the band had “tentative plans” to play some shows this summer. He didn’t give exact dates, but added that the announcements would come in “due time.”

Blink-182’s new album is going to be their first recording without former guitarist and singer Tom DeLonge, who left the band in January 2015. Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba has taken his place in the group and was in the studio recording the album with Hoppus and Barker. Skiba first joined the band in March 2015 to fill in for DeLonge on tour dates.

Watch below a video of Skiba recording some vocals in an Instagram video posted by Hoppus:


Screamy Matt is a good Matt. @blink182 @travisbarker @ocdrumdevil @robertnoise @johnfeldy

A video posted by Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) on

Blink-182 could be waiting until the new album drops before releasing tour dates. It’s likely the tour will be in support of the new recording, which doesn’t have an official name or release date yet.

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