Blink-182 announced last night that they plan on releasing their new album in the lead up to their headlining performance at next year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.
The news comes as the US pop-punk giants were announced as the first headliners for the festival to be confirmed. They are joined by Metronomy, Disclosure and Jake Bugg on the bill for the festival, which will take place on the bank holiday weekend in August.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 about the headline slot and plans for new music, Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus said: “We are coming with new material. We go into the studio after the holidays, and the goal is to have an album out in time for the festival.”
Their most recent album came back in 2009 – ‘Neighbourhoods‘. Mark Hoppus added: “We haven’t thought about any new songs yet,” said Hoppus, but explained that the band will write the new album when they reconvene in the studio.
Blink-182′s latest release was the ‘Dogs Eating Dogs’ EP in December 2012. The band split from their label Interscope in 2011.