blink_182 (Bio)

Blink-182 is an American rock band consisting of vocalist and
bass guitarist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide since
forming in Poway, California in 1992. With original drummer Scott Raynor they released their debut album Cheshire Cat in 1994 and achieved moderate success with its
follow-up, 1997’s Dude Ranch, which went on to sell over one
million copies. Raynor was replaced
by Barker midway through a 1998
tour. The band achieved greater success
with 1999’s multi-platinum selling Enema of the State, which reached number 9 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things”, the latter of which became the highest-charting song of their
career by reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Blink-182 gained popularity for their irreverent sense
of humor, and the follow-up album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) reached number 1 in the
United States, Canada, and
Germany. The eponymously-titled Blink-182 followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic shift for the
group, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop punk formula, resulting in a more mature sound. DeLonge left Blink-182 in early 2005, sending the band into indefinite hiatus. Hoppus and Barker
formed a new band, +44, while DeLonge formed his own act, Angels & Airwaves. Hoppus also pursued a career as a television host while Barker continued working in music as a producer and
solo artist. Blink-182 reunited in February 2009 and their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, was released in September 2011.

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