Is This The Title Of blink-182’s New Album?
While it doesn’t look like we’ll get a new blink-182 album now until “later on in the summer”, the follow-up to 2016’s California does already have a couple of interesting working titles – one of which might even stick.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the trio – Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba – revealed that BOJMIR is the current main contender for their new album title, which, as Travis points out, “is rimjob spelled backwards.” Lovely.
“But we’re trying to make it fancy,” continues Mark. “It’s rimjob spelled backwards but it’s pronounced ‘boh-mir’ – the ‘j’ is silent in this iteration.”
The band go on to joke about how its pronunciation gives it much more fancy implications (“Can I have a glass of that 94 bojmir, please?”), before adding that another potential title is simply Pretty Nuts.
Given that when blink reposted their interview on Twitter yesterday (July 3) and tweeted that they were “talking BOJMIR”, it seems as though it is still winning the race. Well, it works for us, tbh.
ICYMI • check out our chat with @zanelowe on @Beats1 @AppleMusic talking BOJMIR and Happy Days… https://t.co/LVW3PKXKxC— blink-182 (@blink182) Wed Jul 03 17:12:04 +0000 2019
Travis has also seemingly been teasing the title for a little while now…
Mark also recently explained why there was a tiny delay in new material, revealing that the creative juices have been flowing this time around.
“We keep writing more and more songs and the songs keep getting better and better,” he told Alt 98.7. “Originally I thought we were going to have an album out in June, but we keep adding more songs, so probably later on in the summer.”
Catch blink-182 with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep at the following dates this year on their Enema Of The State 20th anniversary tour:
5 Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
6 Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
7 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage*
9 Holmdel, NJ, P.N.C. Bank Arts Center*
10 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
11 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
13 Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
17 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheatre
20 Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
21 Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
25 West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
26 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
29 Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
31 Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
1 Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
2 Dallas, TX, The Dos Equis Pavilion
4 El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center*
5 Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
7 San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
27 Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
31 Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
2 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
4 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6 Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena*
7 Council Bluffs, IA, Stir Cove*
8 Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
10 Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
13 Chicago, IL, Riot Fest*
14 St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
22 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
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