Blink-182 have begun to tease new music, with their website currently “closed for maintenance.”
The pop-punk trio’s official site currently displays an animation of a cleaner in a hazmat suit wearing graffiti off a bathroom wall, whilst the band’s music plays in the background. In among some of the classics, fans have noticed a clip of an unidentified – presumably new – song.
Meanwhile, fans in Toronto have noticed posters appearing across town with the band’s logo, and the slogan “ONE MORE TIME…” Also on the poster is a QR code, which takes those who scan it to a site that plays a clip of new music. Lyrics to the new song include: “Do I have to die to hear you miss me? / Do I have to die to hear you say goodbye? / I don’t want to act like there’s tomorrow / I don’t want to wait to do this one more time.” There is speculation that the track is the long-rumoured, unreleased single ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’.
When a new single does arrive, as appears to be imminent, it will represent the group’s first new music since last October’s comeback single, ‘Edging’. That track was their first since the classic lineup of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker reunited, with the band having put years of discord behind them after Hoppus’ diagnosis with, and eventual recovery from, cancer in 2021.
Barker had previously said in July that a new album was set for October, and now an announcement appears ready to go. Earlier this week, the band were forced to postpone the opening dates of their European tour when Barker flew home to be with his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, who is pregnant and underwent urgent fetal surgery. It was successful, and she has since thanked doctors for “saving [her] baby’s life.”
Barker will return to Europe to pick up the Blink tour in Antwerp tomorrow (September 8). The cancelled shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin will be rescheduled, presumably for next month when the group are already set to play Manchester, London and Birmingham. See those dates below.
Blink-182, October 2023:
11 – London, The O2 Arena
12 – London, The O2 Arena
14 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
15 – Manchester, AO Arena
16 – Manchester, AO Arena