Blink-182 has announced the release of Funko Pop as the band celebrates 30 years Anniversary, and it features Tom DeLonge, fueling reunion rumors. It will be released on August 1 at 9AM PST as per the band’s recent Instagram story. Recently, Mark Hoppus took to his Instagram story section and posted a picture of a Blink-182 t-shirt. This has led to several fans believing the reunion might be on the cards soon. Chicago’s Q101 radio DJ recently stated that the band has an announcement on Monday. DeLounge had also posted a picture with Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba on Instagram account. But, it seems there is some bad news for the fans.
Mark Hoppus says there is no announcement to make
He wrote the following: “There is no news to share. There is no announcement. Today is thirty years of blink-182!”
He further added, “If and when blink has any announcement about anything, you will hear or from the official blink-182 outlets. Not teased on a radio station like “tune in for a major announcement… Tom tagged Mark in a photo from two decades ago””
One fan wrote on Reddit, “There it is. I knew it. I expected nothing but apparently I did cause I’m still disappointed.”
Another fan, thebatfan5194, “Even if you expect the worst there’s always a small part of you that hopes you’re wrong. I’m in the same boat”
Fans have also noted how Travis Barker seemingly teased a Blink-182 themed reunion in an Instagram post. He teased a Box Car Racer reunion in a new post, which was Travis and Tom DeLonge’s band in the early 2000’s.
Blink-182 has released a total of 10 studio albums and debuted with Buddha. The band was constantly releasing new songs up until 2003. After their hit album titled after the name of the band took an eight-year hiatus. They came back in 2011 with their eighth album Neighborhoods. The group has been coming back with new albums every few years or so. But, now fans are hoping that Travis’ Instagram post is hinting at a possible comeback for the classic lineup, or Box Car Racer.