blink 182

By bcurry
  • Formed

    San Diego, California under the name "Blink"
  • Flyswatter

    first demo tape recorded in drummer Scott Raynor's childhood bedroom
  • Buddha

    The band released their final demo, and the first one to be sold and distibuted
  • Cheshire Cat

    Cheshire Cat
    Blink signed with Cargo Records and released their debut album. This album caught attention from the Irish Band Blink, who threatened to sue if the band did not change their name. They decided on the random number 182
  • MCA Records

    MCA Records
    The band signed their first deal with a major record label
  • Dude Ranch

    Dude Ranch
    the band released their sophmore album, that went gold by 1998, and eventually platinum by the end of the decade. the album gained popularity in the summer of 1997 while the band toured worldwide at Vans Warped Tour
  • Travis Barker

    Travis Barker
    The band fired Scott Raynor mid way through a tour due to his problems with alcohol, and hired drummer Travis Barker full time
  • Enema of the State

    Enema of the State
    the band's third studio album, sold 4.5 million copies in the US and 15 million world wide making Blink 182 one of the biggest rock bands at the turn of the century.
  • Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

    Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
    The first pop-punk album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 and became double platinum in three weeks. Sold over 14 million copies world wide.
  • blink 182

    blink 182
    after signing with Geffen Records, the band released the self titled album, which showed a new sound that split fans.
  • Indefinite Hiatus

    Indefinite Hiatus
    Geffen Records realeased a statement about the splitting of the band. They split due to wanting the band to go in different directions.
  • Travis Barker's Plane Crash

    Travis Barker's Plane Crash
    The band mates did not speak again until Travis Barker got into a plane crash leaving him 1 of the 2 survivors. In October they announced the band was getting back together.
  • Neighborhoods

    The band's sixth studio album, and comeback album. This was the first album they produced on their own after the deaath of Jerry Finn. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard chart, but Interscope said they were dissapointed with the sales,
  • Final Breakup

    Final Breakup
    In an article released by Rolling Stone, it was announced that Tom DeLonge had left the group indefinitley again. Tom later released a statement saying it wasn't true, but Mark and Travis confired that Tom was out. Mark and Travis are continuing to play under the name Blink 182 and have temporarily replaced Tom with Matt Skiba.