Hints at plans for Blink 182 20th anniversary celebration of ‘Enema of the State’
On the 20th anniversary of pop-punk band Blink 182’s album Enema of the State the band hint at a landmark show to celebrate. The album with such hits as ‘What’s My Age again’ and ‘All the Small Things’ shot the band into stardom and introduced teens to the toilet humour and fast-paced skateboard anthems that became synonymous with Blink.
There have been talks that the band will play the full album as a show, which has got fans excited. The LP was the band’s third and shows that they had honed the sound of a perfect pop-punk album with catchy hooks and lyrics full of teenage angst.
Bassist Mark Hoppus has said “We have talked about doing ‘Enema Of The State’ in its entirety as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of that record coming out,” when speaking to Pedestrian. Furthermore, he has stated that “There’s been no reach-out, or no talk of getting the original lineup back together.” which means it is likely that it will be played with its current lineup with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio taking Tom Delonge’s place.
Delonge left the band in 2015 after founding it in 1992 with Hoppus. There were various causes for the rift between Hoppus and Delonge with some stating Delonge’s side project Box Car Racer as the first crack their relationship.
To get you in the mood for the upcoming anniversary here is one of the hits from Enema of the State.