I Can't Wait to See Blink-182 on Tour This Summer, and You Can Blame It on My Youth
In case you missed it, Blink-182 dropped a new single last week. Two days after announcing they'd be going on tour this summer, everyone's favorite punk rock band released their newest single “Blame it On My Youth.” Now just a week later, the official lyric video on YouTube has over 746 thousand views, and on Spotify, the song has over 2.5 million streams.
“Blame it On My Youth” is a celebration of starting with nothing and making it to the top. It's a lyrical journey from their days growing up poor, playing in bands, and getting drunk to achieving their dreams and living out their best lives. An upbeat plea to let them enjoy their success, if they started at the bottom, surely they deserve to enjoy all that they've earned. In an interview with KROQ, the band's drummer Travis Barker, said that the song started as a drum beat and they built it up from there. The drum beat he's speaking of has a very classic Blink ring with a fresh flourish perfect for their burgeoning pop sound. The track sounds exactly what you'd think this era of Blink-182 would sound like. It's Alkaline Trio meets Simple Creatures with a basis in classic Blink-182. Fans of all three bands will find something they'll enjoy and relate to in this latest single that's sure to be on of this year's pop-punk summer anthems.
“Blame it on My Youth” is the first song released off Blink-182's upcoming, currently untitled, eighth studio album. In the interview mentioned above, Barker reveals that the band has already recorded over forty songs for the album, and now they're working on cutting it down to between ten and twelve before the release sometime in the next few months. The band will be playing Warped Tour in July and hope to release the album before then.
Prior to their short stint on this years limited Warped Tour, the pop-punk trio will be kicking off a North American summer tour on June 27th in Columbus Ohio, and ending on September 18th in Camden New Jersey. This 39-stop tour is a coheadlining tour with Rapper Lil Wayne, and featuring pop-punk band Neck Deep. Neck Deep will open the shows, and Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will alternate closing each night.
Whether you've followed Blink-182 from their beginning in 1995, caught on sometime around the release of their self-titled album in 2003, or started listening after their resurgence in 2009, I guarantee you'll be bopping along to “Blame it On My Youth” when you inevitably see them on tour this summer. The track is currently streaming across multiple platforms, and tickets for the tour are already on sale. It's time to put your Blink discography on repeat and prepare to jam with your favorite punk rock dads this summer at a tour date near you.