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Time to stay and finally play that Blink-182 song, folks.

After almost 10 years, the pop-punk band Blink-182 announced the return of their original lineup in preparation for the release of their new song “Edging,” which will be released this Friday, Oct. 14. And, well, the single isn’t all the teasing they’re doing: As bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Tom DeLonge — yes, DeLonge is back — are reunited, tweets like “What if I told you we just made the best album of our career” are only making the fans curious for what’s ahead for the group.

In addition to the promise of a new track, the members also announced an upcoming album and an unexpected 2023/2024 world tour, which includes concert and festival dates throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. The announcement followed a series of cryptic messages sent out by the group, like billboards and posters with their logo plastered all over Manhattan and a wipeout of their Instagram posts. 

Considering that DeLonge left Blink-182 in 2015 and each member has been going through their own personal struggles — such as Hoppus being diagnosed with cancer in 2021 — the news was a surprise to the public. “I feel like my parents just got back together and life is back to normal,” a TikTok user commented on the band’s official announcement TikTok, while others tipped in saying that “the world is healing,” “I manifested this” and the classic “crying and throwing up.” 

Celebrities have also shown that they’re just like us, as artists like Avril Lavigne, Steve Aoki, and Machine Gun Kelly are also fangirling over the news of the comeback in the comments section of Barker’s recent post announcing the single. And Kourtney Kardashian, aka Barker’s wife, is not out of the celebration. After she commented, “I came!!” under the post, fans think that the Kardashian is partly responsible for the international touring of the band, since she’s helped with Travis’ fear of flying ever since he was one of the two survivors of an airplane crash in 2008.

There are some mixed reactions in between, though. Questions surrounding the future of guitarist Matt Skiba in the group popped up, since Skiba was replacing Tom DeLonge in Blink-182 ever since he left. Even Matt himself said, earlier this year, that he didn’t know if he was still a part of the band. “What are we doing with Mr. Skiba???” a worried fan commented under the TikTok that broke the news. 

The answer? It looks like just moving on. After all, the OGs are back, and, apparently, this time they are staying together for the kids. Here are some of the best fan reactions on Twitter about the comeback news.

Isabella Gemignani

Casper Libero '23

Isabella Gemignani is a National Writer for Her Campus and editor-in-chief of Her Campus Casper Libero. She covers everything culture-related for the national website - and oversees her chapter's content production, which involves editorial, social media, podcast and events verticals and makes up a team of over 100 girls. Beyond Her Campus, Isabella writes for the architecture and design magazine Casa e Jardim, Brazil's oldest magazine currently in the editorial market. With a 70-year-old history, Casa e Jardim is known for its traditional culture, gastronomy and lifestyle curation. When not writing – which is rare –, Isabella can be found reading classic novels and looking for new music releases that remind her of the feeling she had when she listened to AM for the first time.