Last night, Angels and Airwaves played their first live show since 2012. The band performed a sold-out gig at Belly Up in San Diego, almost seven years to the day of their last live performance.
Naturally, the set was a monolithic affair. The band ripped through a blistering performance of 22 songs, marking the debut for six of those tracks.
DeLonge must have been feeling particularly generous that evening because he treated the audience to a medley of a selection of his finest offerings from blink-182 and Boxcar Racer. At the tail end of the set, DeLonge whipped out an acoustic guitar and made his way through a medley of blink-182’s ‘I Miss You’ and ‘Aliens Exist’, and sprinkled in a touch of ‘There Is’ by Boxcar Racer.
Tom, we miss you so much. blink-182 just isn’t the same without your distinct SoCal accent. You can watch the performance below.
Watch: Angels & Airwaves – Tom DeLonge Medley Live
blink-182 are currently gearing up to release their eighth studio album, Nine. The record is set to drop on September 20th.
In April, blink-182 performed ‘Aliens Exist’ for the first time since 2001. The band then proceeded to dedicate a performance of the track to DeLonge during their show in Hartford, Connecticut in June.
“This song goes out to Tom, where ever he is,” bassist Mark Hoppus can be heard saying, right before DeLonge’s replacement – Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba – chimed in the iconic Tom DeLonge verse.
You can check out the setlist from Angels & Airwaves triumphant comeback set below.
Angels & Airwaves
Live at Belly Up in San Diego
August 28th, 2018
Overload (Live debut)
Paralyzed (Live debut)
Moon as My Witness
The Wolfpack (Live debut)
Kiss With a Spell (Live debut)
Rebel Girl (Live debut)
Anomaly (Live debut)
I Miss You (blink-182 cover)
There Is (Box Car Racer cover)
Aliens Exits (blink-182 cover)
Kiss and Tell (Song debut)
Do It for Me Now