Blink-182 Announces Tom DeLonge Leaving Band, DeLonge Completely Disagrees
According to Blink-182, singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge has left the band. According to Tom DeLonge? He’s not going anywhere.
A statement released by the band started the whole debacle, with the missive reading, “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason.”
“A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors… No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.”
After news hit, Tom jumped in saying the press release was untrue, writing on his own Facebook…
He would go on to add via his publicist, “The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”
— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) January 26, 2015
For those of you confused by the continued existence of Blink-182, they went on hiatus in 2005 and re-formed again in 2009.