Tom DeLong has indicated that he is back in Blink-182, with Matt Skiba admitting that he is unsure whether he is still in the band.
The Alkaline Trio frontman, 46, began touring with pop-punk veterans – Mark Hoppus, 50, and Travis Barker, 46 – in 2015, following the second departure of Tom, 46.
He remained in the group and recorded two albums with them (2016’s ‘California’ and 2019’s ‘Nine’).
However, he did not appear in their 2020 single ‘Quarantine’ which was released amid the global pandemic.
And when an Instagram user commented on Matt’s selfie last month with “no blink content” and “the people at The Blink don’t post photos with Matt,” he replied: “Your guess is as good as My.
“Regardless, I’m very proud and grateful for my time with Blink 182. We’ll see…”
Since then, over the weekend, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Tom updated his Instagram bio to include: “I make music (@blink182 and @angelsandairwaves)…”
He also posted a black and white photo of the ‘Feeling This’ trio and simply tagged the group in the caption.
His social updates came after Blink Funko Pop! The collection was announced, which also featured former co-frontman Tom.
The musician has long expressed his desire to return to the band in the future.
And last year, Mark insisted he was not against the idea.
He added: “We haven’t really talked about it, but I’m ready to do anything in the future.
“I don’t know how it’ll work if it’s all four of us. Like, we’re all going to be living in the same house again?”
In 2021, Angels and the Airwaves frontman Tom revealed that he had begun to mend his relationship with Mark after his cancer diagnosis.
He said: “The way the universe works is weird because I reached out to Mark because I needed to sign this piece of paper that pertained to my divorce. It was only because of that call that I found out he had cancer. And he told me on the phone. I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ And we weren’t really talking much, maybe once every couple months, a little text here and there. But now, we talk several times a day. So it looks like we’re going to have that friendship completely. And cut into the depths of who we really are and what it’s all about.”
After battling an aggressive form of lymphoma, the musician was declared cancer-free in September 2021.