At last, the reigning kings of pop punk blink-182 have shared their new single “Edging,” featuring the return of original guitarist and co-vocalist Tom DeLonge. Additionally, the band will release their long-awaited ninth studio album next year.
This past Tuesday, blink-182 broke the internet with the announcement of DeLonge’s return after departing the group in 2015 and an upcoming world tour — as well as a hilarious teaser video for “Edging” (with their signature crude humor that gave us major Take Off Your Pants and Jacket vibes).
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“Edging” is the first song to feature DeLonge on vocals in nearly a decade since the release of their last joint effort Dogs Eating Dogs in 2012. Naturally, it finds DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker picking right back up where they left off.
Musically, the new track feels like the most comprehensive representation of the band’s sound, with their signature blend of snarky dual vocal lines courtesy of DeLonge and Hoppus, anthemic choruses and Barker’s inventive drum patterns. While blink-182 may not be in their early 20s anymore, the youthful energy that they’ve always exuded is once again at the forefront of their music.
blink-182 are set to have a busy 2023 with a massive world tour that features a stacked lineup of heavy hitters such as Turnstile, Rise Against, the Story So Far and Wallows. Tickets are now on sale here.
Additionally, blink-182 ware one of the main headliners for the 2023 installment of the highly anticipated When We Were Young Festival alongside major players in the pop-punk world, including Green Day, Good Charlotte and the Offspring, among many others.
Listen to “Edging” below.