Mark Hoppus on massive blink-182 reunion: “That was a burden to carry that secret for so long”

With blink-182 announcing their long-awaited reunion with Tom DeLonge yesterday, bassist Mark Hoppus says he feels like “a weight has been lifted off my shoulders” now all their exciting plans are public.

Mark Hoppus on massive blink-182 reunion: “That was a burden to carry that secret for so long”
Emily Carter

It’s safe to say that the entire planet is stoked about blink-182’s long-awaited reunion with Tom DeLonge – and probably no-one more so than Mark Hoppus, who has described keeping their massive plans secret as a “burden”.

After announcing Tom’s return yesterday (October 11), along with a world tour, new single and future album, the bassist took to his After School Radio show on Apple Music Hits to share that he feels like “a weight has been lifted off my shoulders” after confirming: “Yes, it’s happening. blink-182 world tour, new music, new album. Tom’s back.”

Via Billboard, Mark also shared an amusing story from last weekend, when a fan came up to him and asked the question that so many of us had been wondering before yesterday: ‘Is there any chance of a blink-182 reunion tour with Tom back in the band at all?’

“He had such hope and desperation in his eyes,” Mark recalled, “and I just wanted to put my hand on his shoulder and say, ‘My friend, just you wait. Just wait three, four more days.’ I should have taken his name and should have just posted it on Instagram, been like, ‘This is for you Steve. Great idea.’”

blink-182’s new single Edging is due out on Friday, while the band will hit the road extensively next year (full dates below). There’ll be a new record at some point, too, with Tom posting yesterday: “What if I told you we just made the best album of our career.” Oooooh!

Catch blink-182 at the following tour dates:

March 2023

11 Tijuana, MX – Imperial GNP (Festival)
14 Lima, Peru – Estadio San Marcos+
17-19 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina (Festival)
17-19 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile (Festival)
21-22 – Asuncion, Paraguay – Venue TBA
23-26 – Bogotá, Colombia – Estereo Picnic (Festival)
24-26 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brasil (Festival)
28 – Mexico City, MX – Palacio de los Deportes+

April 2023

1-2 – Monterrey, MX – Venue TBA

May 2023

4 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
6 Chicago, IL – United Center*
9 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*
11 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
12 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
16 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena*
19 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
20 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena*
21 Boston, MA – TD Garden*
23 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*
24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena*
27 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
28 Atlantic City, NJ – Adjacent Music Festival

June 2023

14 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center*
16 Los Angeles, CA – Bank of California Stadium*
20 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*
22 San Jose, CA – SAP Center*
23 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*
25 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
27 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*
29 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*
30 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*

July 2023

3 Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
5 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
7 Austin, TX – Moody Center*
8 Houston, TX – Toyota Center*
10 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*
11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena*
13 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*
14 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*
16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*

September 2023

2 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro^
4 Belfast, UK – SSE Arena^
5 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^
8 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis^
9 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena^
12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena^
13 Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena^
14 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum^
16 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena^
17 Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena^
19 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena^
20 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle^

October 2023

2 Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena^
3 Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre^
4 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi^
6 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena^
8 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
9 Paris, France – Accor Arena^
11 London, UK – The O2^
14 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena^
15 Manchester, UK – AO Arena^
21 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

February 2024

9 Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena!
11 Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre!
13 Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena!
16 Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena!
19 Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre!
23 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena!
26 Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Arena!

+ = with Wallows
* = with Turnstile
^ = with The Story So Far
! = with Rise Against

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 17 at 10am local time.

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