Blink-182 confirms the release date for their ‘California’ follow-up

Mark it down, guys. Blink-182’s new album is heading our way this fall. On Friday (July 19), the California-founded band appeared on “Good Morning America” to perform their current radio single “Blame it on My Youth.”

Following the live performance, frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker participated in a short interview where the host revealed the duo had some big news concerning new music.

Turns out, the big announcement was the official release date for the group’s long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s California.

“New music right now. September 20th is the release date of the album,” Hoppus said to an excited audience. Watch the clip here.

Blink-182 is currently on the road with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep on their co-headlining summer tour. Tonight, the band does not have a show, but the tour will continue tomorrow (July 20) at the Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre in Virginia Beach. The full list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of their third studio effort, blink-182 previously announced that they will perform Enema of the State, in full, during the current excursion.

Last week, the tour made headlines after tour mate Lil Wayne told an unsuspecting audience in Bristow, Virginia that he may be exiting the assignment well before the trek’s last day.

“I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

Hours after the fan-shot video went viral, the rapper responded on Twitter saying that everything was okay and that he had no plans on leaving the tour.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Watch Blink-182’s say goodbye to home in ‘Home is Such a Lonely Place’

Having a family and going on tour is probably the hardest part of being a musician. Interview after interview, musicians that travel a lot for their job have said that leaving behind their loved ones is the hardest part of being professional musicians. For Blink-182, a seasoned band made up of fathers, leaving behind their family must be even harder. On Tuesday (June 6), the California-founded band released their music video for “Home is Such a Lonely Place” which shows the viewer first hard the hardships of leaving on tour.

The video begins with all three guys holding film cameras to a mirror and capturing their reflections on film. As the video progresses, we see each member spending time with their loved ones before packing in and heading to a venue for their show that night.

“The video for ‘Home is Such a Lonely Place’ was probably the easiest we’ve ever filmed,” the band writes in a joint statement on social media. “All we had to do was be ourselves at home with our family and friends, as we prepared to leave for tour. Consequently, it’s also our most personal and honest videos, and one of my favorites.”

Watch the music video for “Home is such a Lonely Place” above.

“Home is Such a Lonely Place” is featured on Blink-182’s recently released record, California. The tune is also featured on the deluxe edition of the album which was released back in May. The deluxe edition of California features all the tracks from the original album as well as 11 new tracks and an acoustic version of “Bored to Death.”

Listen: Blink-182 troll with ‘Can’t Get You More Pregnant’

For the third time in two months, Blink-182 has released yet another new song from their upcoming California re-issue. On Wednesday (April 12), the California-founded band unleashed a new song is titled “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.” The track, very much like “Built This Pool” off the original California record, is a 35-second tune that ends almost as quickly as it begins. The track’s simple lyrics are “I can’t get you more pregnant, but if you’re worried at all, I can take care of myself.” Listen to “Can’t Get You More Pregnant” above. If you dig the short track, Blink-182 is currently offering it as a free download on their website.

“I Can’t Get You More Pregnant” will join previously released tracks “Misery” and “Parking Lot” on the deluxe edition of California. The deluxe edition of California is set to be released on May 19 through BMG. The deluxe version of the album will not only include all 16 tracks featured on the original release, but also an acoustic version of “Bored to Death” and 11 new tracks including the re-release’s lead single, “Parking Lot.”

Pre-orders for the deluxe edition of  California are currently available on Blink-182’s website here. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will be given an instant download of “Parking Lot,” “Misery,” and now, “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.”

In support of the re-issue, Blink-182 announced a massive tour schedule back in February. The upcoming tour will kick off on March 22 at the Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas and wrap up about a month and a half later on May 9 at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Hitting the road alongside the pop-punk trio will be The Naked and the Famous and Wavves. Currently, the bands are on a little bit of a hiatus, with the excursion picking up again on April 19 at the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The remaining Blink-182 tour itinerary can be seen here.

Blink-182 release recap music video for ‘She’s Out of Her Mind’

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - Blink-182 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – Blink-182 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

Blink-182’s summer has been a busy one for the California punk rockers. Between releasing their highly anticipated new album California and hitting the road for a two-month tour, it’s makes you wonder if the guys ever sleep. Last Wednesday (Sept. 7), the group released a video which at first seems to be a recap of their summer excursion. The video begins with footage of Mark Hoppus walking up a lengthy corridor right before their set is about to begin. Halfway down the hall, he turns around and heads in another direction to meet up with All Time Low drummer, Rian Dawson.

After exchanging words, he continues this path. The footage then shifts to Matt Skiba, who is also walking down the corridor, warming up his vocals while drummer Travis Barker is close behind him. The screen goes black and soon, Blink’s logo appears as the cheer from the crowd is heard. As the logo fades, the footage fades in clips of life on the road as “She’s Out of Her Mind” plays. Throughout the video, the viewer gets to encounter a day in the life of Blink-182 from being on a tour bus and seeing nothing but grass and rain to hanging out at a theme park, racing Go Karts. In between the fun and boring parts of their days, we see the band meeting some of their dedicated fans during meet-and-greets and then hit the stage for their highly energetic set. Check out the tour diary/music video for “She’s Out of Her Mind” below.

“She’s Out of Her Mind” is featured on Blink-182’s recently released record, California. California which was released in July, is the band’s second album to hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, knocking Drake’s Views out of the top spot after being there for nine weeks. Currently, Blink-182 is in the process of wrapping up their summer tour. The remaining dates can be seen here.

Blink-182 producer opens up about tracks on new album


Now that Blink-182’s highly-anticipated new album, California, is out, it was only a matter of time before the inspirations behind certain songs would be unveiled. Before its release, Fuse got the chance to sit down with California producer, John Feldmann, for a one-on-one explanation about all the tracks on the album. As with any breakups, there seems to be a track on the record that is about a certain former Blink-182 member.

“The history of the song [is about] growing up in San Diego, having so many of their work partners being from San Diego and having a member who lives in San Diego who is no longer in the band…it was a song that Mark didn’t want to write,” explains Feldmann to the publication.

“I brought up the idea that you have to write about shit you don’t want to write about. You have to write about shit that’s right there on the surface. There’s clearly a lot of feelings involved with having a best friend who is not in your band anymore, having a best friend with all that stuff that went down. Every band has these issues. To write a song, now, in their minds, to go back to San Diego, playing shows and tipping their hat to the city that allowed them to be a band.”

To read the complete track-by-track analysis of the new album, head on over to Fuse’s website here.

“San Diego” is featured on Blink-182’s recently released record which hit shelves last Friday (July 1). In support of the new album, the pop-punk giants will hit the road later this summer with A Day to Remember, the All-American Rejects, and All Time Low. The complete list of tour stops for the upcoming trek can be found here.

Blink-182 have ‘No Future’ in new song


Another day, another Blink-182 song has been released to the public. With less than a week until the release of their highly-anticipated new album, California, the pop-punk trio is giving fans another new song from it. On Thursday (June 23), the group released the lyric video for a new song titled “No Future.” Out of all the new tunes that have been released, this one sounds the most old-school Blink-182. Listen to “No Future” below.

“No Future” will join previously released songs “Bored to Death,” “Rabbit Hole,” and “Built This Pool” on California, due out on July 1 through BMG. California is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Neighborhoods and marks the first album not to feature Tom DeLonge. Those who pre-order California will get an instant download of “Bored to Death,” “Rabbit Hole,” and “No Future.”

In support of the new batch of songs, the group will hit the road this summer for their massive summer tour. Due to overwhelming demands in some locations, the band has added more dates to the tour. The summer routing can be seen here. A Day to Remember, DJ Spider, All Time Low, and The All-American Rejects will open the show with the latter two alternating show dates.

For those who are still debating whether or not you should go, good news, there’s a chance you may be able to go to the show for free. As part of a 13-year-old class-action lawsuit, Ticketmaster is offering vouchers for free shows to those who purchased tickets from the events giant between 1999-2013. All you need to do is check your email for the subject line: “Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Class Action Settlement — Notice Regarding Discount and Ticket Codes.” Then, log in to your Ticketmaster account and click on the “Active Vouchers” link. But be warned, due to overwhelming demand, and Ticketmaster’s laziness, many shows aren’t available in some demographics.

Blink-182 fight boredom in video for ‘Bored to Death’


It’s been over a month since blink-182 blessed fans with their comeback single, “Bored to Death.” On Monday (June 20), the pop-punk giants gave their fans the music video for the lead track from their upcoming release. The music video begins with a teenager, sitting inside of a classroom, a scissor in hand scrapping something onto the table top before dozing off. Before long, the school bell rings marking freedom.

The video follows the teenager as he meets up with his friends in an abandoned parking lot as he goes about his afternoon doing things like riding around in a car, hanging out in a record store, and swimming in someone’s pool (without permission). In between shots of the “punk” and his friends, there are clips of blink performing in what appears to be an intimate club with a massive crowd. At the end of it all, the “punk” and his friends all end up at the blink-182, no longer ‘bored to death.’ Check out the music video for “Bored to Death” below.

“Bored to Death” is the lead single off of blink-182’s upcoming new record, California. Previously, the band release several new tunes including “Built this Pool,” “Brohemian Rhapsody,” and “Rabbit Hole.” California is set to be released on July 1 through BMG.

In support of their seventh studio album (and first with Matt Skiba on guitar), blink-182 will head out on one of the summer’s most anticipated tours. The trek will feature support from A Day to Remember, All Time Low, The All-American Rejects, and DJ Spider. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can currently be found here.

California is the highly-anticipated follow-up to blink’s 2011 release, Neighborhoods.

Listen to Blink-182’s new single, ‘Rabbit Hole’


It’s been over a month since Blink-182 hit the ground running when they release the first single off of their upcoming seventh studio album. After releasing “Bored to Death,” announcing a massive summer tour, and giving fans a free download of “Built this Pool,” you would think the pop-punk pioneers would relax a little bit? Over the weekend, the band had teased that they would be debuting a brand new song this week and as promised, they pulled through.

On Wednesday (June 8), Blink-182, or rather drummer Travis Barker, headed over to Zane Lowe’s Apple Music radio show. On the show, the sticksman premiered the group’s latest single, “Rabbit Hole.” The full version of the barely two-and-a-half minute song can be streamed below.

“Rabbit Hole” will join “Built this Pool” and lead single “Bored to Death” on Blink-182’s upcoming new album, California. California is set to be released on July 1 through BMG. In support of the new record, Blink-182 will head out on a massive summer tour.

The summer tour will not only feature the California pop-punkers, but also the All-American Rejects, All Time Low, A Day to Remember, and DJ Spider. The daily lineup varies from tour stop to tour stop, so it might be wise to check the tour dates to ensure that your favorite acts will ht the stage that night. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

California is the follow-up to Blink-182’s 2011 release, Neighborhoods.

Blink-182 release teaser clip for ‘Built This Pool’


A week after releasing their comeback single, Blink-182 is back with another new track. On Friday (May 6), the pop-punk band released a short clip of a new song title “Built This Pool.” To get fans even more excited for their upcoming summer release, they announced that the song would be available for free on their website. The full version of the new track can currently be streamed below while the free download of it can be found here.

“Built This Pool” will join lead single “Bored to Death” on Blink-182’s highly-anticipated new album, California. The new record will hit stores (digitally and physically) on July 1 and will be released through BMG. For those massive Blink fans, pre-orders for the record are currently available on their website as well. California is the follow-up to 2011’s Neighborhoods.

In support of the impending record, Blink-182 will be heading out on a massive summer tour beginning July 22 in San Diego. The tour, which was announced last week in conjunction with the premiere of their new single, will feature A Day to Remember, All Time Low, The All-American Rejects, and DJ Spider opening up for the pop-punk icons. As it has been explained, The All-American Rejects and All Time Low will alternate opening for Blink while A Day to Remember and DJ Spider will play the complete tour. The tour dates can be seen here.

Blink-182 release new single, announce massive summer tour


After what has felt like years of waiting for new Blink-182, the group’s new single has been unleashed. Earlier this week, the California-based band posted on social media that the lead single off of their highly anticipated new album would make its debut on KROQ’s The Kevin & Bean Show on Thursday. But similar to what happened to their last album, Neighborhoods, things were leaked a little bit ahead of schedule. On Wednesday (April 27), audio of the much-anticipated new single, which had been confirmed to be titled “Bored to Death,” was leaked onto the internet. Almost as quickly as it was posted on the inter-web (and YouTube), the track was taken down.

Figuring that most of their fan base had already heard the new song, the track made its official debut on radio stations across the country as well as the internet. Check out the official lyric video for the new song below.

In addition to the lyric video for “Bored to Death,” the band also confirmed that their new album will be titled California. The new record which will mark the band’s seventh studio album will feature a total of 16 new tracks including “Bored to Death.” California is set to be released on July 1 through BMG. The new album comes a year after the inner-band debacle of 2015 which resulted in Tom DeLonge’s exit and the addition of Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba.

In addition to the new single, album title, and release date, the trio has also announced a massive summer tour. The summer tour is set to kick off on July 22 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA and will wrap up more than two months later on Oct.1 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The trek will feature a massive lineup with A Day to Remember, the All American Rejects, All Time Low, and DJ Spider heading out on tour with Blink. The All American Rejects will support Blink-182 during the first month of the tour while All Time Low will complete the rest of the tour in AAR’s spot. The complete list of tour dates ca be seen below.

Blink-182 summer 2016 tour dates