Yay!! Blink182 has reunited!!
February 9, 2009 3:54am CST
It's funny, I've been a huge Blink182 fan for a very long time. They are from my neck of the woods and I feel like they are my hometown "boys". I was so sad when they broke up - felt a little better when they formed +44 (Travis & Mark) as well as Angels and Airwaves (Tom) but neither group ever "did it" for me. I missed Blink. When Travis was in that airplane accident, I wondered if it might bring the guys back together - remind them of what they had and how close they came to losing one of their good friends and band members. I've been hoping recently that they would get back together... Then, as I'm watching the Grammy's tonight - they came out together and my heart jumped. When they said they decided to play music together again, I about jumped out of my seat! To make things even better for me - it is rumored they MIGHT go on tour with my other favorite band .. Green Day. That would be the best concert ever and I'll be first in line for tickets if it ever happens - for now, I just want them both to hurry up and give me a new album to listen to. Here is an article about them reuniting: NEW YORK (Billboard) – The members of punk rock trio Blink-182 announced during Sunday night's Grammy Awards that they are reuniting for a tour and new album. The group has been on hiatus for more than four years. "We used to play music together, and we decided we're going to play music together again," drummer Travis Barker said at the Los Angeles event, still with his arm in a sling after surviving a deadly plane crash last year. In a statement sent to the media, the band said, "To put it simply, We're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy." Rumors are swirling that the band will open for Green Day this summer, but details have not been announced. Since Blink-182's split, Barker and bassist Mark Hoppus formed +44, while guitarist Tom DeLonge fronted Angels & Airwaves. The band's last show was December 16, 2004. Blink-182's four studio albums and one live set have sold a combined 12.8 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group posted 10 top 10 hits on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, including the No. 1s "All the Small Things" and "I Miss You." Reuters/Billboard