Tom DeLonge, the co-founder of top-selling pop-punk trio blink-182, is reactivating his other band, Angels & Airwaves, for its first tour in seven years and first new recorded music in three years. An unspecified film project is also in the works.
The tour opens Sept. 4 at the Marquee Theatre in Phoenix and concludes Oct. 5 at House of Blues in San Diego. All tour dates and cities appear below.
“After my kids, music has and will always be the most important thing in my life,” DeLonge said in a statement issued Tuesday morning. “It’s given me everything — every opportunity and every relationship I have. There is no stronger art form than rock ‘n’ roll to deliver a galvanizing message and at the end of the day, change lives.”
DeLonge and blink parted ways in 2015, when he was replaced by Matt Skiba on guitar and vocals. Angels & Airwaves has not performed live since 2012. The band’s new single, “Rebel Girl,” was released Tuesday. It is a prelude to a new album by AVA, as Angels & Airwaves is commonly called by fans.
DeLonge has devoted much time in recent years to his To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a self-described think-tank of artists, scientists, intelligence officers and technology experts that explore, engineer and educate the public about unexplained scientific phenomena.
His focus on UFOs has also been reflected in several books that DeLonge has co-authored. “Rebel Girl” is a logical extension.
“Rebel Girl is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music,” DeLonge said in his Tuesday statement. “As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company, so you never know — I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”
Pre-sale tickets for the AVA tour are available to Citi card members from 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, thru May 2, via Citi’s Private Pass program. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at noon local time. Tickets for the Oct. 5 San Diego concert are priced from $39.50 to $75, plus service charges.
VIP packages, including photo opportunities and meet-and-greets with the band, go on sale today at 9 a.m. through angelsandairwaves.com.
Angels & Airwaves 2019 tour dates
Sept. 4 – Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX - Emo’s
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sept. 9 - Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept. 10 – Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Sept. 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sept. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Sept. 15 - Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 17 – New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
Sept. 18 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Sept. 20 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sept. 22 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sept. 24 – Denver, CO - Summit
Sept. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
Sept. 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Sept. 28 - Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept. 30 - San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 1 - Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct. 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 4 - Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 5 - San Diego, CA – House of Blues