Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker confirmed in a recent interview with England’s Radio X that the punk trio will return to the studio sometime in the next few weeks to begin recording some fresh material. The tracks are set to be featured on a deluxe version of their latest album, California, with Barker confirming, “We’re actually gonna get back in the studio in a couple of weeks and work on the deluxe version of California, which will include some songs nobody’s heard yet.”
- California landed at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart last July, selling 186,000 physical, digital and streaming copies in its first week of release.
- It was Blink-182’s second chart-topper, following 2001’s Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. The band has made the Top 10 seven times since 1999.
- The band’s seventh full-length studio effort was also its first without its co-founder, singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, who departed the act in 2015. Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba initially stepped in for DeLonge for some shows and has now become a full-time member of the group.
- Blink will play several radio festivals in December, in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland and Las Vegas.