In very shocking and groundbreaking news, it has just been announced that Blink-182 co-founder Tom DeLonge will be leaving the band to pursue non-musical endeavors.
Below is a statement from the band on this very unsettling matter:
Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Music and Tattoo festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.
As soon as any new information begins to surface, we will be sure to update you all. For now, join us as we listen to the trio’s 2003 hit “I Miss You” and cry our eyes out.