The punk group Blink-182 is set to make a comeback with a new album and tour, singer and bass player Mark Hoppus says.
The group, which also consists of singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker, rose to fame in the 1990s and is known for commercial hits such as "What's My Age Again" and "All the Small Things".
The trio plans to release its sixth studio album in the spring of 2011. Blink-182 will perform concerts in the United Kingdom between July 8 and July 18, marking the band's first arena tour in seven years, Hoppus said on his blog, adding that "lots more dates" were planned outside of the country.
"The good news is that it's because we've been busy with new songs and ideas, and some tracks are very near complete," Hoppus said. "In rough terms, I'd say we're working with the better part of ten or so songs at this point. We want to deliver the record in April or May, for release very soon afterward. "
Blink-182 took a break from touring and recording in 2005 and its members formed side bands. In 2008, Barker survived a plane crash. Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, also made it but died of a drug overdose a year later. In 2009, Blink-182's three members appeared on stage at the Grammy Awards and announced they had reunited.