Matt Skiba is “grateful” for his time in Blink-182.
Last week, it was announced that the “All the Small Things” outfit had reunited with founding member Tom DeLonge, meaning Skiba, who replaced DeLonge in 2015 and played on Blink’s last two albums, would no longer be in the band.
The new era of Blink officially began last Friday with the premiere of the new single “Edging,” marking the trio’s first release with DeLonge in over 10 years. Following the single’s debut, Skiba shared an Instagram post congratulating his former bandmates.
“I’m sure there’s a joke in here about releases and happy endings I’m missing,” Skiba wrote. “But I am truly grateful for my time with Blink and I am truly happy you guys are a band and a family again.”
“Thanks to the band and all the Blink fans for having me,” he added. “You were delicious!”
Skiba’s comments follow DeLonge’s post of a message he sent Skiba thanking him for “all that you have done to keep the band alive and thriving in my absence.”
With DeLonge back, Blink-182 is set to embark on a worldwide tour in 2023 and release a new album.
Skiba, meanwhile, continues to front Alkaline Trio, who will play the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas this weekend.
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