For follow up album to 'Neighborhoods'...
Holly Frith
10:13 26th January 2012

Mark Hoppus has revealed that he has already started writing new music for Blink-182's next album, even though previous album 'Neighborhoods' was only released in July.

Speaking to Kerrang! Hoppus told how he had already started writing songs for the next recording, while Co-Frontman, Tom DeLonge is touring with his other band Angels & Airwaves, "Right now, I'm writing songs and Tom is doing other stuff. Basically, we've been on a break since last summer's US tour".

Asked if the songs were for Blink-182 or for some other project, Hoppus said: “I'm sure these will all be Blink songs at the moment. I don't have any plans to write songs with anybody else right now. If I do, it'll be a collaboration or a one-off thing, but everything I'm writing right now is for Blink-182.''

Hoppus went on to say that his songs were in their early stages and would most likely sound completely different when his bandmates got their hands on them.

He added: "It's really too early to tell. At the moment all I've got is a bunch of chord progressions and ideas. It's more me playing my guitar and coming up with little ideas and melodies. By the time it goes to Tom and Travis and we work on it as a band, who knows what it will sound like".

Blink 182 added two extra dates to their upcoming UK tour that was scheduled for last summer. They added the special Eden Session show to the tour, which will take place in Cornwall’s Eden Project.

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Full listings of the tour are below;
June 2012
Birmingham, NIA - 7
London, The O2 - 8
London, The O2 - 9
Belfast, Odyssey Arena - 13
Manchester, MEN Arena - 15
Birmingham, LG Arena - 16
Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena - 17
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena - 19
Glasgow, SECC - 20

July 2012
Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena - 7
Cardiff, International Arena - 10
Nottingham, Arena - 11
Liverpool, Echo Arena - 12
Birmingham, LG Arena - 15