Blink-182 is back in the studio and have new music on the way.
According to Rocksound, bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker both shared photos of them working on new music in the studio on their Snapchat accounts. Hoppus’ picture was captioned “New Blink-182 songs day one.”
Currently there’s no release date for new material or any confirmation of what form it will take. Back in March 2017, Hoppus said the group was planning to start writing the next album later that year.
“We have such a positive energy going on right now… A creative flow. Everybody has a bunch of ideas and we want to capture that,” Hoppus told Zane Lowe in a Beats 1 interview. “We’ll get in the studio as soon as possible.”
The news came only eight months after the release of their seventh studio album California—and two month’s before the album’s deluxe reissue—which saw founding member Tom DeLonge replaced by pop-punk heavyweight Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio. Releasing California in July 2016, the album quickly shot to the top of the charts, knocking Drake’s seemingly untouchable Views from the top spot, with fans giving Skiba the official thumbs up. Yet it’s unclear whether or not Skiba will return for the new material, since DeLonge previously teased a possible Blink-182 reunion on Instagram in December.
Most recently, the trio announced a massive Las Vegas residency, which kicks off May 26 and will see the band play 16 dates at the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Casino Resort throughout May, June, October, and November.
“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’” said Hoppus in a statement. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list—a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage… The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”
While they prepare for their Las Vegas shows, we’ll be over here not so patiently waiting for new music.