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Blink-182 drops new single, ‘Darkside,’ announces new album

WATCH: Official lyric video for Blink-182's latest single, 'Darkside'

As well as revealing the title, artwork and release date for its upcoming album, NineBlink-182 has released its fourth accompanying single, Darkside.

The emotional pop-punk ballad follows the previously released singles: Blame It on My YouthHappy Days and Generational Divide.

While Nine serves officially as the band’s eighth studio album, longtime bassist Mark Hoppus, claimed it was actually their ninth in an unexpected Reddit post, adding that he considers their 1994 demo tape, Buddha, as an official album.

“Nine is also the number of universal love,” he concluded on the meaning behind the title. “And the number of Uranus.”

It’s also the second album overall to feature Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba — who became the frontman of Blink-182 following the departure of Tom DeLonge in early 2015.

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Nine is scheduled to drop worldwide on Sept. 20. The album can be pre-ordered through the official Blink-182 website.

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Currently, the Miss You rockers are midway through a 40-date, summer-long tour alongside Lil Wayne and special guest openers, Neck Deep.

Since revealing their joint tour, the Lil Wayne/Blink-182 combination has received a large amount of criticism on social media.

The unlikely duo made the announcement back in May, days after collaborating together on a largely unpopular mashup song. The recording took Lil Wayne’s A Milli hit and Blink-182’s What’s My Age Again?

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ musical guest Blink-182. Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images

Partway through one of his sets at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheatre in Bristow, Va., earlier this month, Lil Wayne walked offstage and ended his performance abruptly.

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Before leaving the stage, the Sucker for Pain rapper addressed the audience, revealing that he was considering dropping the tour completely.

The following night, Lil Wayne confirmed that he would not be abandoning the tour, despite his unexpected departure from the stage.

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Blink-182 returned to Canada for the first time in nearly three years last week, with a show at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage.

As of this writing, they currently have no additionally scheduled Canadian concerts.

Remaining North American tour dates

July 26 – Tampa, Fla. @ Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 29 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
July 31 – Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 2 – Dallas, Texas @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 4 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
Aug. 5 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 7 – San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Aug. 27 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Portland, Ore. @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Seattle, Wash. @ White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Denver, Col. @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 6 – Wichita, Kansas @ Hartman Arena
Sept. 7 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Stir Cove
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sept. 10 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 13 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
Sept. 14 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sept. 16 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center

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Darkside is now available through all major streaming platforms.

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca

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