Tom DeLonge Hugs Mark Hoppus In Blink-182 Limo

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A video clip has emerged from a recent Bink-182 concert and Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus could be seen walking off the stage to ‘The Adventure’ by Angels & Airwaves. They could be seen walking with their arms around each other as the song played in the background.

Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus

Mark and Tom walking off to the Adventure
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The band had previously split in 2005 due to DeLonge’s desire to spend more time with family, which also led to the initial formation of Angels & Airwaves. The group came back together after drummer Travis Barker was injured in a plane crash that killed four people.

It was noted that DeLonge left Blink-182 in 2014, and was replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba for the group’s next two albums, California and Nine. DeLonge released his first and only solo album in 2015, titled To the Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends, and also released the album Lifeforms with his group Angels & Airwaves in 2021. However, Blink-182 finally had their reunion last year.

Tom DeLonge was about to hang up his guitar for good. However, when Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with cancer retirement was the last thing on his mind.

DeLonge had revealed his uncertainty about his musical future. “I remember telling my wife now, like, ‘I don’t think I’m ever gonna play music again, I don’t think I’m ever gonna tour again,'” the guitarist said. “Until Mark told me he was sick, and then I was like, that was the only thing I wanna do.”

“When he told me he was sick, that was like the gnarliest… nothing matters, really,” DeLonge continued. “It wasn’t about fame or money or how big Blink was or anything, it was like ‘you’re gonna get through this s—, and we’re gonna go dominate.”

“I got so sick of hearing Tom’s positive s—. I really did,” Hoppus responded. “Like, ‘you’re gonna do great, you’re gonna get through this, you’re gonna crush this,’ on the days I just wanted to wallow. I don’t wanna be positive!”

“When I found out that I got sick, I was really s—ty, weak, brain eaten with the chemotherapy, in pain and everything else, just a hollow shell,” Hoppus said of his experience with cancer. “Chemotherapy wrecked my vocal chords. I had to go work with a vocal coach to get to the point where we could go and walk on stage at Coachella.”