The latest configuration of Blink-182 came to Stephen Colbert’s rescue this past Monday night in a big way, performing both one of their OG hits from the ’90s, “What’s My Age Again?” along with their recent chart topping single, “Bored to Death.”
The seasoned punk rockers took the stage of Colbert’s Late Show at the last minute due to Hollywood Vampires cancelling their scheduled performance following Joe Perry’s health scare this past weekend. With little time to prepare, the band whose music likely conjures up blurred memories of excessive beer drinking at college parties (or high school, to be honest) absolutely killed it and Colbert thanked them profusely.
While the jovial, head bopping tune of “What’s My Age Again?” has already proven its icon status in its longevity, “Bored to Death” is forging a path all its own. They say you can’t beat the classics, yet this new single from the band’s latest album California is already making waves in the current mainstream musical landscape.
After nine weeks of occupying the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Drake’s Views was overthrown by Blink’s dark horse effort.
California is the first No. 1 album for the band in over 15 years since Take Off Your Pants in 2001, and the first without co-founder and singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge. Stepping up to fill this void was Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, who seemed to have inadvertently chosen the most opportune time to join drummer Travis Barker and bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus. This current trio seems to prove that everyone still likes you even when you’re 40, delighting audiences with this new single which sounds like the next great road trip anthem or frat party banger.
Catch Blink-182 on tour as they kick off in San Diego, California on July 21.