Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have teamed with DreamWorks Records multimedia partner Melee Entertainment to release the group's feature documentary "Riding in Vans With Boys" Dec. 9 on DVD.

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have teamed with DreamWorks Records multimedia partner Melee Entertainment to release the group's feature documentary "Riding in Vans With Boys" Dec. 9 on DVD.

The "Boys" project, hatched by Hoppus, DeLonge and Jon Humphrey, follows an unknown band thrown into the rock'n'roll mayhem of the 46-date Pop Disaster Tour. Melee is in negotiations to develop the "Boys" concept as a reality TV series.

Hoppus, DeLonge and Humphrey came up with the concept for "Boys" last year as an up-close and personal look at life behind-the-scenes of a large rock tour. The twist: unlike previous rock documentaries, "Boys" would center on what happens when an unknown club act is offered the chance to tag along on a major U.S. tour.

The trio subsequently invited San Diego rockers Kut U Up to join Pop Disaster, a nine-week, cross-country extravaganza featuring Blink 182, Green Day and Jimmy Eat World. The film documents the resulting shenanigans and live performances.

"As a new company, we are positioning ourselves with nontheatrical [projects that] have a specialized culture attached to it," says Melee's Bryan Turner. DreamWorks Records and Melee pacted this year in the distribution of specialty home video products, such as extreme sports and alternative lifestyle videos.

As previously reported, Blink 182's new self-titled album will be released Tuesday (Nov. 18) by Geffen. The group plays Detroit tonight.