I was kind of bummed at the start of the week when Blink 182 announced that they were delaying their UK tour AND festival appearances until 2012 due to them not completing the album and not wanting to rush it resulting in a poor effort. Kind of a good thing, I guess.
Today we get word from mark Hoppus himself via his Facebook as to what is going on;
"I have been reading all of your comments, both here and on my twitter, and to those of you who're frustrated, angry, let down, and incredulous, I feel you...I feel the same way. I've had a while to process everything and I'm still bummed. This was not an easy decision for us at all. One of the hardest things we've had to do. Ever. It sucks. The point is we didn't want to rush and put out an inferior record. We also didn't want to become a band who relies on their past success and just plays the same songs every tour, even though we'll always play the older stuff as well. blink-182 NEEDS to make new music. For you, and for us. I did a long interview with Kerrang! about the postponement of the tour, and hopefully that helps explain everything a little better. I think it comes out on Wednesday. To those who've tried to be supportive and understanding, I thank you. For real. This needs to be the best album we've ever recorded, and we're working hard towards that goal. blink-182 for life."
So if you can go grab an issue of Kerrang! or wait and appreciate that this bands wants to make new music more than anything right now, and rightly so. I don't know wether to worry mind. Could there have been some conflict/problems with the 3 being all back together after some time apart...Time will tell.