You may have heard, but back in January, blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced that they had parted ways with founder/guitarist Tom DeLonge. With that announcement was the reveal that Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba would be filling in for DeLonge at the Musink Music and Tattoo Festival, which blink-182 had already signed a contract to play. Leading up to the festival, blink scheduled a few warmup shows to get their feet wet with Skiba on guitar duties. Check out a few clips from their first show, at The Roxy in LA, below.
Feeling This / What’s My Age Again / The Rock Show / Up All Night:
Don’t Leave Me:
In other news, Tom DeLonge has announced that he will be releasing four albums this year, the first of which is a compilation of what are believed to be demos he had planned for blink. To The Stars… Demos, Odds, and Ends is set for a April 21st release. We have already received the single New World, which can be streamed right here. If you want to, you can also pre-order To The Stars on iTunes or pay for a vinyl of demos here.