Tom DeLonge: ‘After This Year My Schedule Is Going To Be A Lot Easier’Exclusive
Is the Angels & Airwaves frontman hinting at the end of Blink 182's reunion?
Posted 17th April 2012, 9:15am in News, by DIY News DeskIn an interview with DIY this weekend, Angels & Airwaves' Tom DeLonge seemed to hint that Blink 182's reunion may be drawing to a close as soon as this year.
DIY were lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with the AVA frontman, as well as their bassist Matt Wachter on Saturday (14th April), right before they played their London headliner at Shepherd's Bush Empire.
In our interview with the pair, we asked how time constraints regarding the band's other projects came to affect the current and future schedules for Angels & Airwaves, to which DeLonge replied: "After this year, my schedule is going to be a lot easier."
"It's all about planning, you know?" he continued. "I had a lot that had to happen last year for us to get to this point where we are now. I worked really, really, really hard to get here, but I think now, because of that hard work, starting towards the end of this year and next year, we [AVA] are set up and scheduled in a way that we will finally be able to do what it is that we've always wanted to do since seven years ago."
"Nothing will be in the way, starting at that point."
The frontman also added that becoming self-sufficient, with the help of their own label To The Stars Records, was also a defining factor in the band's current position: "We had to get to a certain situation, you know? One of them was becoming completely independent and that took a long time to do."
You'll be able to read the full interview at www.thisisfakediy.co.uk later this week. It's a good 'un!
So, could this be the end of Blink 182 again, or simply just the right time for the trio to take a break and return to their previous projects? Only time will tell.
In the meantime though, you can check out Blink 182 as they return to the UK for a huge stretch of UK and European shows, making the following stops this summer.
07 NIA, Birmingham
08 The O2 Arena, London
09 The O2 Arena, London
12 Dublin O2 Arena
13 Belfast Odyssey Arena
15 MEN Arena, Manchester
16 NEC, LG Arena, Birmingham
17 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
19 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
20 SECC, Glasgow
28 Werchter Festival, Brussels, Belgium
01 La Citadelle Arras, France
05 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
07 Bournemouth BIC
08 Eden Project
10 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
11 Nottingham Arena
12 Liverpool Echo Arena
14 Rockhall Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
17 Arenes de Nimes Nimes, France
19 St. Jordi Club Barcelona, Spain
20 Palaciode los Deportes Madrid, Spain
21 Atlantico Pavilion Lisbon, Portugal