Footage has emerged from Matt Skiba’s debut performance as Tom Delonge’s replacement on the latest Blink 182 tour.
The Alkaline Trio front man appears alongside Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker to complete the trio’s line up in the wake of the recent acrimonious split from Delonge.
Speaking on Hoppus’ podcast in an interview, Skiba commented:
“I couldn’t be more excited. As you know we’ve been rehearsing a lot and it just gets better and better and more and more fun. Tom and I have a very different guitar playing style. I had to kind of relearn guitar in a sense, but it was a lot of fun. I’ve been a fan of Blink for a long time, I’ve known you [Mark] for 15 years or something? And I was a fan of the band before we knew each other. I knew a lot of the songs already just lyrically, and of course it’s a totally different thing when you’re playing the songs, but it was a blast.”
Watch the band performing Down at The Roxy in West Hollywood on March 18, 2015.
Catch blink-182 with Matt Skiba at the following in the States:
18 Los Angeles Roxy Theatre (w/ A Day To Remember)
20 San Diego SOMA (w/ A Day To Remember)
22 Orange County Fair & Event Center (Musink Festival)