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Blink-182 drummer expects new album out by June

Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba of Blink 182 perform during the Live 105 BFD at Concord Pavilion on May 13, 2018 in Concord, California.  (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba of Blink 182 perform during the Live 105 BFD at Concord Pavilion on May 13, 2018 in Concord, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker confirmed in an interview with Front Row Live Entertainment that the punk trio’s new album will arrive before the band performs at the Warped Tour 25th anniversary event at the end of June in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Barker also added that the new LP may be one of Blink’s most important.

Barker explained about the album’s sound, “It’s kind of anything goes. It’s the same vibe that was that was going on when we did the self-titled (in 2003). Literally anything goes. I think we’re creating one of the most important Blink albums, so I’m really proud of it.”

Barker also confirmed speculation that Blink was working with super-producer Pharrell Williams, saying, “(Producer JohnFeldmann has been working on the record, but I’ve also been doing a lot of writing at my own studio and then bringing it to Feldmann. We’ve also worked with Pharrell on the new Blink album. And we’ve also worked with this other producer The Futuristics, which is a team.”

Blink’s eighth studio LP will be the band’s second with guitarist and singer Matt Skiba. He replaced founding member Tom DeLonge in 2015 after the latter decided to spend more time on his investigation and documentation of paranormal occurrences and UFO activity.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the interview with Travis Barker:

Story source: Alternative Press

FAST FACT: Although the Warped Tour officially ended as a full-length summer touring festival last year, three live concerts marking the event’s 25th anniversary will take place on June 8th in Cleveland, June 29th and 30th in Atlantic City and July 20th and 21st in Mountain View, California, with different lineups at each.

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