Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Blink-182, arguably one of the most influential rock bands of the last ten years, confirmed Sunday night that they will be reuniting to record a new album and tour by summer 2009.
"We used to play music together and we decided we're going to play music together again," Blink-182 said at the 51st annual Grammy's. "Blink-182 is back."
The rock-trio that parted ways in late 2004 due to personal issues within the band released five albums to date and has affected a whole array of people, ranging from children to adults.
"I grew up listening to Blink 182," Junior Ashley Moore said. "Their music is so easy to relate to, especially the more personal songs like, 'Stay Together for the Kids' and 'I Miss You.' I'm really excited to see what they will produce next!"
Although the dates for new material or a tour have yet to be released, the band's website, Blink182.com has confirmed the future is near.
"Hi. We're Blink-182. This past week there've been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. 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 again. Friendships reformed. Seventeen years deep into our legacy. Summer 2009. Thanks and get ready…"