Let’s be honest, they were the plan. Formed in 1992, this group consisted of members Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus. The band quickly made a name for themselves with albums like Ranch Guy and State Enema, and is commonly cited as an inspiration for many pop-punk bands today.
Tom DeLonge left the band in 2005, citing different priorities of the other members, and blink-182 announced that they were going on an indefinite hiatus. DeLonge would later form the band Angels and Airwaves, while Hoppus and Barker formed the group +44.
In 2008, Travis Barker was injured in a Plane crash which caused six deaths on board, and Barker with serious injuries. The group then cited the near-death experience as the event that caused them to reconnect. In 2009, the group appeared together at the Grammy’s for announce that they got back together, before releasing a new album, Neighborhoods.
In 2015, De Longe announcement again that he was leaving the band, and since then has founded At the Stars Academy of Arts & Science in 2017, an organization dedicated to exploring the “outer edges of science”, including UFO. Meanwhile, DeLonge was replaced by Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba. With Skiba, the band released two albums, California and New. In 2019, Hoppus also formed the band Simple Creatures with All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth, while Barker has played drums for several popular artists in addition to forming his own. music labelDTA Records, which recently signed the artist April Lavigne.
In June 2021, Mark Hoppus announced that he had been undergo chemotherapy for the past three months. DeLonge and Barker expressed Support for Hoppus, with DeLonge later saying the two had “repaired” their friendship. In June 2021, Hoppus announcement that he was officially cured of cancer.