Blink-182 First Listen: Hear 'Boxing Day' from the 'Dogs Eating Dogs' EP
Blink-182 First Listen: Hear 'Boxing Day' from the 'Dogs Eating Dogs' EP

Take off your pants and jacket...and celebrate. Work on a seventh Blink-182 studio album is underway.  

Frontman Tom DeLonge confirmed the news with a post July 14 from his Instagram account. In typical form, Tom grabbed his followers’ attention with a happy-snap of the trio as teens, each sporting dubious hairstyles. Below it is a caption that reads: “Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”

The Mark, Tom and Travis show has appeared on the international touring circuit on various occasions over the past 18 months. Blink-182 played Australia’s Soundwave festival tour of Australia in 2013 without drummer Travis Barker, who wouldn’t board the plane due to his fear of flying (he was a passenger on a fatal September 2008 plane crash in South Carolina). And the group’s upcoming summer touring itinerary includes headlining slots at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K.

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But there hasn’t been an album release since “Neighborhoods” in 2011, the year the band split from Interscope. The trio self-financed the "Dogs Eating Dogs" EP release in 2012. Blink-182’s much-loved album “Enema of the State” this year celebrates its 15th anniversary.