Mark Hoppus breaks silence on talk of Tom DeLonge rejoining Blink-182

music news 04/08/2022

Mark Hoppus has put a stop to speculation Tom DeLonge is back in Blink-182.

Recently, Tom's replacement Matt Skiba admitted he's unsure whether he's still in the pop punk band, and then Tom appeared to hint he had re-joined on social media.

The 46-year-old Alkaline Trio frontman started touring with the rock veterans - Mark Hoppus, 50, and 46-year-old Travis Barker - in 2015, following the second departure of Tom, 46.

He remained in the group and went on to record two albums (2016's 'California' and 2019's 'Nine') with them.

However, he did not appear on their 2020 single 'Quarantine', which was released amid the global pandemic.

And when one Instagram user commented on Matt's selfie with “no Blink content” and “the Blink guys don’t post pictures with Matt” last month, he replied: “Your guess is as good as mine.

“Regardless, I am very proud of and thankful for my time with Blink 182. We shall see…”

Then, over the weekend, eagle-eyed fans noticed Tom updated his Instagram bio to include: "I make music (@blink182 and @angelsandairwaves)…"

He also posted a black-and-white photograph of the 'Feeling This' trio and simply tagged the group in the caption.

However, taking to his Discord page, Mark insisted Tom has not returned and suggested his throwback post was for sentimental reasons as Blink turned 30 this week.

He wrote: "There is no news to share. There is no announcement. Today is thirty years of BLINK-182!

"If and when blink has any announcement about anything, you will hear it from the official BLINK-182 outlets. Not teased on a radio station like 'tune in for a major announcement…Tom tagged Mark in a photo from two decades ago. (sic)'"

Mark did promise fans the trio "will tour again and when it's booked and confirmed we'll announce it."

Last year, Mark insisted he wasn't against the idea.

He said: “We haven’t really talked about that, but I’m open to anything in the future

“I don’t know how that would work if it’s all four of us. Like, we’re all going to live in the same house again?”

Bang Showbiz.