Blink 182 is Back

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By Christian Wagner
Sports Editor

Unless you’re living under a rock, you would know that rock act Blink-182 has reunited.

The band members were all present on the stage of the Grammys to present the award for “Best Rock Band.” They announced “we used to play music together, and we decided we’re going to play music together again.”

After the announcement on TV, a blog by the band was posted shortly thereafter. It read,“Hi. We’re Blink-182. This past week there’ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, we’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy. Summer 2009. Thanks and get ready…”

So what does this mean for fans worldwide?

It has already been confirmed by several sources that Blink 182 will be touring with Green Day in the near future. Fans may recall when the two bands headlined the “Pop Disaster Tour” in 2001.

The reunion of the band has caused shockwaves in both the music industry and pop culture. The band has been the main influence for so many bands that are around today.

“When I heard that Blink was getting back together, I was so stoked,” said AJ Perdomo, lead singer of Maryland-based The Dangerous Summer. “They were one of my favorite bands growing up.”

“Blink 182 are icons. They have done and seen it all many times over,” said Nick Madore, singer of the New Jersey-based band The Years Gone By. “I can remember listening to Dude Ranch and Enema of the State when I was in middle school.”

Many web sites have been posting supposed tour dates for Blink 182 this summer; however, no official dates have been announced yet. Fans have already begun preparations for the upcoming tour

“I am renting out an RV and I am traveling the country following them,” said Wayne Fugate, 20, of Harrisburg. Fugate said he has seen the band 87 times, including traveling all the way to California. He also said that he owns every release they put out, even some of the early cassette and demo tapes.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Blink 182 has sold over 11 million records in the United States and had nine songs in the Top 10 Modern Rock Chart in their career.

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