Say it IS so? Fans are hopeful that Tom Delonge may be rejoining Blink-182 after a number of strange events occurred on the band’s website and social media accounts.
Here’s a breakdown of the easter eggs fans have noticed so far.
To start, Blink-182 recently wiped their official Instagram feed. Like, entirely. As well, the official account’s profile picture was changed to the classic Blink-182 smiley face, a symbol that was created when Delonge was still a band member. And if you remember Taylor Swift clearing her own feed prior to the release of Reputation, then you just have to assume something big is about to happen! RIGHT?! xD
To add fuel to the fire, earlier this year, Delonge shared an old school pic of the band to his Instagram and added Blink-182’s handle back to his bio.
Additionally, when Matt Skiba, Delonge’s replacement, was asked about his involvement in Blink-182, Skiba admitted that he didn’t know himself. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said in a comment to a fan:
Fans also saw that the official Blink-182 Twitter account liked a series of tweets from 2013 about the band’s status in 2023…so next year.
The official band website is “Under construction” with the copy “Hard at work! Check back soon.” HARD AT WORK ON WHAT EXACTLY? WHAT IS THE REASON????
On the blink-182 Reddit, user Street-Signature-540 shared a series of posters advertising something called 182 Industries. The website redirects to…the blink-182 official website.
Indefinite Hiatus, Reunion, and A Second Departure: A Brief Blink-182 History Lesson
In February 2005, blink-182 announced their “indefinite hiatus” and I began to take my Prozac regularly again. According to an announcement made by the band’s label Geffen, Delonge, Hoppus, and Barker made the decision based on a desire to spend more time with their friends and families.
The real reason for the split was reported tensions among the band members. After the announcement, Delonge went on to form Angels & Airwaves while Hoppus and Barker worked together on +44.
Fast-forward to 2011. Delonge, Hoppus, and Barker reconciled and reunited to record their sixth studio album Neighborhoods. In a 2011 interview with BBC Radio 1, Delonge lamented Blink’s hiatus. “The reason the band broke up was really stupid in the first place; it’s not like anybody had sex with each other’s wives. Though, for how bad we hated each other, that should have been what happened,” Delonge told BBC Radio 1.
Then, in 2015, the trio parted ways once again. This time, Delonge was replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba who has recorded two albums with Blink-182 in Delonge’s absence.
While only time will tell what all of this means, fans are crossing their fingers that this time, Blink might finally…stay together for the kids.
(Sorry, I had to.)