After delivering one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, Grammy nominated pop-punk band Blink-182 will release the deluxe edition of California on 19 May. The deluxe album contains 11 new songs and an acoustic version of Bored to Death, in addition to the original album.
One of the new tracks from the album, Parking Lot, can be listened to now via Spotify.
“We felt like making more music so we jumped back in the studio,” says drummer Travis Barker. “It started out as three or four songs but we ended up with 12 that we were all excited about.”
The trio topped the UK Album Chart – their first ever UK #1 – and the Billboard Chart with California, while two songs from the album, Bored to Death and She’s Out Of Her Mind, both reached #1 at Alternative Radio in the USA. The band headlined a sold out arena tour in summer 2016 in the USA and continue touring throughout 2017 in the USA and Europe, including the following UK dates:
Mon 03 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tue 04 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wed 05 LEEDS First Direct Arena
Fri 07 BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sun 09 NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue 11 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 12 ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
Fri 14 MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 15 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Mon 17 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
Wed 19 LONDON O2 Arena
Thu 20 LONDON O2 Arena
Support comes from Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and The Front Bottoms.
Since their humble beginnings 25 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, Blink-182 have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich, having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. Now with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio joining the band as singer and guitarist, the group continues with its new chapter.
California Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered here.
Blink-182 play at Leeds First Direct Arena on Wednesday 5 July 2017.