Blink-182 Reschedule 2011 European Tour

Officially announced today on

“FROM MARK, TOM AND TRAVIS: It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce our planned 2011 European Summer tour has been rescheduled. When we booked the tour last year, we were confident that we would have the new album out before the Summer. Turns out wewere mistaken as the album is taking longer than we thought and won’t be outtill later this year. We hoped we wouldhave some new songs to play rather than do another ‘greatest hits tour’ whichyou all saw last Summer. As much as weknow our fans would be cool with that, we feel that we owe you guys somethingnew when you spend your money to come see us. Frankly, it’s what needs tocontinue for us to remain vital. Thethree of us are working very hard to do what we set out to do when were-formed…get a new blink-182 album recorded. Apologies to all of our fans who have bought tickets and were lookingforward to the Summer shows but we’ll be back soon with the rescheduled datesin Summer 2012, have a new album out and be able to play new songs for you all.Thanks for all of the continued support and understanding. The rescheduled dates are on our website (”

Then later followed up by Mark on his facebook:

“Hi. Mark here. I have been reading all of your comments, both here and on my twitter, and to those of you who’re frustrated, angry, let down, and incredulous, I feel you. I feel the same way. I’ve had a while to process everything and I’m still bummed. This was not an easy decision for us at all. One of the hardest things we’ve had to do. Ever. It sucks. The point is we didn’t want to rush and put out an inferior record. We also didn’t want to become a band who relies on their past success and just plays the same songs every tour, even though we’ll always play the older stuff as well. blink-182 NEEDS to make new music. For you, and for us. I did a long interview with Kerrang! about the postponement of the tour, and hopefully that helps explain everything a little better. I think it comes out on Wednesday. To those who’ve tried to be supportive and understanding, I thank you. For real. This needs to be the best album we’ve ever recorded, and we’re working hard towards that goal. blink-182 for life.”

You can view the rescheduled dates here.
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Tom Promises New Music in Time for Tour

Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge has been talking to Rolling Stoneabout the band’s forthcoming new album:

“I want to make sure we don’t lose that angst,” he said over at this link. “I want to take that and deliver it in a package that’s very modern, using instrumentations and formulas to launch you into different places with music that is not just three-chord pop-punk with riffs. What we can do now is take the essence of what Blink-182 was and really make it into something that has a crescendo. That’s what excites me.”

That’s decent, but not as good as what Delonge said to Rock Sound recently as he confirmed that the band’s aim is to have the new record complete and available for fans by the time Blink arrive in the UK for their forthcoming tour.

“We will not tour if there is no new record,” he said boldly in a recent issue. “The goal is to finish and squeeze it out at the very last minute so people have the new songs in time for the dates. The album will be great, I promise you that, I think it’s gonna be what everyone wants it to be; it will be fun and full of attitude but the songs are super relevant and giant sounding. Think Blink but stadium rock.”

Check out the tour dates HERE

Full Boomer Episode to Premiere on FUSE

We are so excited, February 1 is tomorrow and we will be unveiling our new Boomer video to the world. We have teamed up with our friends over at Fuse to bring you the exclusive first look of Macbeth’s new spokesperson, Boomer, as he gets ready for the new Blink 182 album.

Scans: Blink in Kerrang!

blink-182 are the cover story on this weeks Kerrang! magazine. Head over to the forums to see all the scans.

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