March 19, 2015


Blink-182 Play First Gig Without Tom DeLonge: Watch Matt Skiba Fill In

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The January news of Tom DeLonge's Blink-182 exit came with a big side-note: Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba would be stepping up to fill those Atticus brand shoes for several live dates. Wednesday night at the Roxy in L.A. was the first post-DeLonge gig, and fan-filmed videos are popping up everywhere.

"He's new here," said Mark Hoppus in an introduction, "but he loves every single one of you so very, very much." Not that we had any doubt, but Skiba went beyond the pinch-hitter role and claimed stage left as his own.

Check out several videos from the show below, even if they're bizarrely Hoppus-focused:

Head to Alternative Press to see a full setlist and clips of "The Rock Show," "Feeling This," "Man Overboard" and more. The Skibafied Blink-182 will perform on Friday, March 20 in San Diego and Sunday, March 22 at Orange County's Musink Festival.

Everyone who's still bummed about Tom's dramatic departure, meanwhile? Go ahead and listen to his new solo song, "New World."