Blink-182 fans thrilled at incredible Coachella comeback performance
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There were probably a lot of Blink-182 fans saying something along the lines of 'this is the best time we ever had' at Coachella on Friday, and not just because it's one of their song lyrics.
Delonge was initially replaced by Alkaline Trio's, Matt Skiba, but last year the original trio shared the news of their reunion and sent fans into a frenzy by announcing a world tour.
Blink's Coachella set came as a last-minute surprise for fans, as they weren't confirmed to appear until just one day before the show.
In spite of their long absence, Delonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker quickly got back into the swing of things, with a 50-minute set on the Sahara stage featuring all the classics.
They ran through ‘Feeling This’, ‘What’s My Age Again?’, ‘The Rock Show’, ‘I Miss You’ and, of course, ‘All The Small Things’, while also giving fans a live look at their latest single, 'Edging'.
Images from the festival show the stage packed to the brim, and even those who weren't able to attend Coachella themselves, had high praise for the performance.
"That Blink Coachella set was chefs kiss. God damn...," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another commented: "Watching the blink Coachella set right now and I have the chills so hard I almost started tearing up. Holy moly are these guys back or what."
A third fan said: “An absolutely incredible experience watching these three back on stage together. Wish I was there. So happy for them.”
The epic Coachella set has got fans even more excited for Blink's tour, which is set to kick off this year, following delays after drummer Barker suffered repeated injuries to one of his fingers.
The show also marked the first performance from the original lineup since bassist and singer, Hoppus, was diagnosed with lymphoma.
He has since undergone treatment and even managed to grow back his iconic spiky black hair, with the singer making clear his excitement to be back in front of a crowd.
"Chemo to Coachella," he wrote alongside a pictures of himself on stage. "Very much in my feelings today. Grateful to be here and excited to play a rock show with my friends tonight."
Coachella’s first weekend is set to wrap up tomorrow (16 April) before the second kicks off next week.