In an exclusive interview with MTV, Barker sat down to talk about his new album and upcoming tour and questions came up about Blink-182's album release date in the midst of the interview. Barker responded with, "...We'll turn in our album in June or July, honestly, and, I mean, the stuff's awesome," Barker said. "It's coming close, to the point where these are completed songs and they're not going to change. These are album versions."
Additionally, Barker posted on his Twitter account further clarifying the release date stating, "For those of you asking GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME is out March 15th and BLINK album is out THIS SUMMER!" Give The Drummer Some, of course, is Barker's new solo album he is releasing with many featured artists from Slash to Lil Wayne. He will be touring with Lil Wayne, Nikki Minaj from March 18-May 1 this spring.
On top of the Barker release, Tom Delonge, guitarist, just got off tour with his side band, Angels & Airwaves, and Mark Hoppus, bassist, has been releasing new lyrics and hosting his second television show on Fuse.tv (www.adifferentspin.com), "Hoppus on Music". There is a lot to be happy about in the Blink-182 world right now. Even with all of these new items, the band has even found time to add a few more dates to their summer European tour, which has been extended from June 18-July 19.
Let us hope the boys find time to finish their last few tracks and finish their album before they head off to Europe, the follow up from their self-titled album has been in the making for far too long.