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There Won’t Be Any Joke Songs On The New blink-182 Album

There will be no Happy Holidays, You Bastard or Built This Pool-type song on the new blink-182 record, according to bassist Mark Hoppus.

From Take Off Your Pants And Jacket’s hilarious Happy Holidays, You Bastard through to California’s Built This Pool, blink-182’s shorter ‘joke’ songs have become a huge part of their back-catalogue – but it doesn’t look like their new record will contain any such material.

Replying to a fan on Twitter in one of his many Q&As last night, bassist Mark Hoppus responded, “No not at this point,” when asked, “Does the new album have any joke songs in it?”

Is Mark trolling here, or will the follow-up to California take a darker tone? Based on latest single Blame It On My Youth it sounds like things are still very much of a sonically light and uplifting tone – but who knows what the rest of the full-length will sound like.

In the same Q&A session yesterday, Mark was also asked how many songs the pop-punk trio would be playing on their upcoming Enema Of The State U.S. tour this summer, “and is She’s Out of Her Mind one of them?”

To which the bassist said: “1 and no.”

Very interesting…

In other blink-182-related news, there will reportedly be no new album before they play Warped Tour at the end of June.

Mark also recently disputed talk of former frontman Tom DeLonge rejoining the band.

“There is not any talk of that right now,” he said. “I mean I’ll never say never to anything, but that is a completely unfounded rumour at this point.”

Catch blink-182 with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep at the following dates:


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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Posted on June 11th 2019, 11:48am
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