Tom Delonge leaves blink-182 [READ UPDATE BELOW]

UPDATE #2. CONFIRMED. Tom Delonge is no longer part of Blink-182. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker explained everything in the following interview:

UPDATE #1. Tom states that 'he never quit the band'. Check the following instagram post he made after that "statement" was released.


According to a statement sent to this morning from the band’s publicist, Tom Delonge has quit Blink-182 indefinitely. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio will fill in during the 'Music And Tattoo Festival':

“Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Music and Tattoo festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.”