Mark Hoppus recently survived a scary battle with cancer. After announcing that he had finally beat the disease in September, fans began to clamor for a reunion. Hoppus declared himself cancer-free after a course of chemotherapy to treat his stage-four lymphoma.
Now that he’s in remission, Hoppus has reunited with drummer Travis Barker to perform a series of Blink hits. The duo was joined by Kevin Gruft at Barker’s House of Horrors Halloween concert special. Barker spoke about the special performance with No Cap.
“The best news all year… That’s my brother. Mark doing this and us playing a few songs is just incredible, and I’ve been with him through this whole process and he’s just been so strong and resilient and tough, and I just told him ‘elbows up and fight, it’s time to fight’, and he did.”
The blistering set saw the two dive straight into the hits. “What’s My Age Again,” “The Rock Show,” and “Family Reunion” were among the hits. Hoppus first publicly played base for the first time since the diagnosis in a July Twitch stream. Now it appears he’s back to full-time punk rock.
Travis Barker’s House of Horrors was an all-star affair. In addition to the return Hoppus, Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly also appeared on the show. The performances were broadcast by No Cap as a pay-per view event.
Blink-182 broke out with their 1999 effort “Enema of the State.” The fun-loving punk rock outfit had a #1 album in the U.S. with 2001’s “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.” Their most recent release, Nine, dropped in 2019 and hit #3 on the American album charts.
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