It's almost here.
Blink-182 have revealed when the Extended Edition of 'California' will arrive!
It's set for release on May 19, according to this tweet from vocalist / bassist Mark Hoppus.
@Official_Ryan_M may 19— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) February 28, 2017
In a previous interview, Mark said that, "It’s more than a whole other record, it’s a double album at this point..."
"Some of the songs were songs that we did not put on the first album, but are great songs. And some are brand new that we just wrote last week, a lot of high-energy songs, punk rock, some more ballad-y songs, a little more electronic experimentation, it’s a good mix. It’s not a collection of throwaway songs, it’s like a whole other album."
"It’s kind of like a mind f--- because it should almost be a new album," added drummer Travis Barker.
"But it just goes to show how natural and organic things are happening and how fun this process has been because it’s not hard to go write great songs and make fun music that we love creating and listening to. And the results are great. The deluxe album will be neck-and-neck with California. It’s in no way fillers."
Travis went on to say that: "There are like four songs that didn’t make the album that we’re putting on there. But then there are brand-new songs like 'Wildfire' and 'Parking Lot' and 'Misery' that are all so f---ing strong, man. It’s amazing. We started writing maybe a week and a half ago and I think we have 14 songs. It’s a good problem to have. I’m really excited about this deluxe edition. It’s gonna be incredible."
Blink-182 will tour the UK this summer, with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and The Front Bottoms. Those dates are:
03 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
04 - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
05 - LEEDS First Direct Arena
07 - BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
09 - NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
11 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
12 - ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
14 - MANCHESTER Arena
15 - LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
17 - BOURNEMOUTH Int Centre
19 - LONDON O2
20 - LONDON O2