Mark Hoppus on blink-182 Reunion: “That Was A Burden To Carry That Secret For So Long”

“Everyone is on a good page, we’re all stoked and lots of shows coming up.”

So, now the world knows that blink-182 have reunited with Tom DeLonge and are going on a huge world tour over the course of 2023 and 2024.

But you have no idea how hard it was for Mark Hoppus to keep it a secret.

On the latest episode of his Apple Music Radio Show ‘After School’, he spoke about his excitement but also relief of the news being out in the world:

“We did it! Blink-182 is back together, people. It’s happening.gif. Blink-182. World tour. New music.  New album. Tom’s back. Man, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. That was a burden to carry that secret for so long.”

He also spoke about how just a few days ago a fan came up asking about it…

“I was at the Dodgers game the other night, and a fan came up, a guy and his wife, probably late 20’s/early 30’s. We take a picture and the guy is like, ‘I love your band, grew up on your band. Dude, is there any way at all?’. And I’m like, ‘Any way, for what’, and he’s like, ‘Is there any chance of a blink-182 reunion tour with Tom back in the band at all?’ And he had such hope and desperation in his eyes, and I just wanted to put my hand on his shoulder and say, ‘My friend, just you wait. Just wait three or four more days’. I should have taken his name and put it on Instagram and said, ‘Thank Steve, great idea’.”

“Everyone is on a good page, we’re all stoked, and lots of shows coming up. We’re going to so many places that we haven’t been to before,
and I’m so excited.”

How lovely is that?

You can listen to the show in full right HERE.

And here is the brilliant launch trailer for the band being back:

And here is the full list of tour dates that the band will be embarking on:

MARCH 2023

11 – TIJUANA Imperial GNP (Festival)
14 – LIMA stadio San Marcos
17-19 – BUENOS AIRES Lollapalooza Argentina (Festival)
17-19  – SANTIAGO – Lollapalooza Chile (Festival)
21-22 – ASUNCION Venue TBA
23-26 – BOGOTÁ Bogotá, Colombia – Estereo Picnic (Festival)
24-26 – SÃO PAULO Lollapalooza Brasil (Festival)
28 – Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes

APRIL 2023

01-02 – MONTERREY Venue TBA

MAY 2023

04 – ST.PAUL Xcel Energy Center
06 – CHICAGO United Center
09 – DETROIT Little Caesars Arena
11 – TORONTO Scotiabank Arena
12 – MONTREAL Bell Centre
16 – CLEVELAND Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
17 – PITTSBURGH PPG Paints Arena
19 – NEW YORK Madison Square Garden
21 – BOSTON TD Garden
23 – WASHINGTON Capital One Arena
24 – BROOKLYN Barclays Center
26 – BALTIMORE Baltimore Arena
27 – HERSHEY PARK Hersheypark Stadium
28 – ATLANTIC CITY Adjacent Music Festival

JUNE 2023

14 – PHOENIX Footprint Center
16 – LOS ANGELES Bank of California Stadium
20 – SAN DIEGO Pechanga Arena
22 – SAN JOSEE SAP Center
23 – SACRAMENTO Golden 1 Center
25 – SEATTLE Climate Pledge Arena
27 – VANCOUVER Rogers Arena
29 – EDMONTON Rogers Place
30 – CALGARY Scotiabank Saddledome

JULY 2023

03 – DENVER Ball Arena
05 – DALLAS American Airlines Center
07 – AUSTIN Moody Center
08 – HOUSTON Toyota Center
10 – TAMPA Amalie Arena
11 – FT. LAUDERDALE FLA Live Arena
13 – ATLANTA State Farm Arena
14 – CHARLOTTE Spectrum Center
16 – NASHVILLE Bridgestone Arena


02 – GLASGOW OVO Hydro
04 – BELFAST SSE Arena
05 – DUBLIN 3Arena
08 – ANTWERP Sportpaleis
09 – COLOGNE Lanxess Arena
12 – COPENHAGEN Royal Arena
13 – STOCKHOLM Avicii Arena
14 – OSLO Spektrum
16 – BERLIN Mercedes-Benz Arena
17 – HAMBURG Barclays Arena
19 – PRAGUE O2 Arena
20 – VIENNA Stadthalle


02 – LISBON Altice Arena
03 – MADRID Wizink Centre
04 – BARCELONE Palau Sant Jordi
06 – BOLOGNA Unipol Arena
08 – AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome
09 – PARIS Accor Arena
11 – LONDON The O2
14 – BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena
21 LAS VEGAS – When We Were Young Festival


09 – PERTH RAC Arena
11 – ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
13 – MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
16 – SYDNEY Qudos Bank Arena
19 – BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
23 – AUCKLAND Spark Arena
16 – CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch Arena

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