Listen To blink-182’s New Single, Blame It On My Youth
It’s been a long time coming, but new music from blink-182 is finally here!
The trio – Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba – have unveiled their first new tune since 2017’s deluxe edition of California, and it very much follows their comments about an “anything goes” approach to their sound, rather than the straightforward pop-punk route.
Speaking exclusively to Kerrang!, Mark previously said that he wanted to return to the mentality of blink’s Untitled album.
“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he explained. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”
Listen to Blame It On My Youth below.
In other news, Mark revealed earlier that European fans will have to wait a little while to see blink-182.
In a Q&A on Twitter overnight, Mark was understandably asked several blink-related questions – including if European fans would get to see blink-182 live this year.
“not in 2019 but we’re looking at 2020,” the bassist replied, before then answering further questions about the “perfect set length” (80-90 minutes in Mark’s opinion), and whether he thought that the criticisms of the band’s set lists being unchanging or repetitive are justified (“somewhat but you gotta play the hits. what songs would you remove?”)
Catch blink-182 with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep at the following dates this year…
27 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
29 Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
30 Atlantic City, NJ, Vans Warped Tour*
1 Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
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
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