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New Blink-182 Album in the Works, Says Tom DeLonge

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(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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By Jay Tilles

Tom DeLonge confirmed today that Blink-182 are finally in the studio working on a follow-up to their 2011 release, Neighborhoods.

DeLonge took to Instagram to announce the news saying, “Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”

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“It always happens when the three of us are together in a room,” Mark Hoppus told Kerrang (via NME) last August. “Because when [we’re not touring], Tom lives in San Diego, Travis [Barker] lives in Los Angeles and I live in London, so we don’t really talk all that much. But then when we get in a room together, it all falls into place and we start making jokes. That’s when we start writing songs and reconnecting with everything.”

Blink-182 will play a one-off gig at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Aug. 6, serving as a warm-up for the band’s headlining spot at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Meanwhile, DeLonge has been working on Poet, the new Angels & Airwaves album recently set for a Halloween 2014 release.

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