Blink-182 Reveal New Song ‘Can’t Go Back’

22 June 2024 | 10:48 am | Mary Varvaris

In addition to the live debut, blink-182 played 'Obvious' for the first time with Tom DeLonge since 2013.


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American pop-punk trio blink-182 kicked off their North American tour with a bang, playing rarities and even debuting a brand-new song, Can’t Go Back.

On Thursday (20 June) at the Kia Centre in Orlando, Florida, the band played a 26-song setlist that included Can’t Go Back and renditions of songs by their side bands, +44 and Box Car Racer.

For the first time with Tom DeLonge since 2013, the group brought out the self-titled album favourite, Obvious, as well as M+Ms for the first time since 2016 and their new song. For the first time ever during a blink-182 set, the band played partial performances of +44’s When Your Heart Stops Beating and Box Car Racer’s There Is.

Check out the setlist below.

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As for Can’t Go Back, we’re dying for a studio recording. In the live clip, the song has that self-titled vibe with Mark Hoppus on lead vocals and a minor key, melancholy melody. Not straying too far from its core tune or its mid-tempo beat, Can’t Go Back feels like an emotional interlude.

You can check out a video of its live debut below.

Earlier this year, blink-182 returned to Australia for a 15-date arena and stadium tour in support of their latest album, One More Time.

One More Time was the band’s first album starring their most famous line-up – lead vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge – in twelve years. The Australian tour also marked their first dates down under in eleven years.

The first of 15 Australian shows was a raging success, with The Music reviewer Michael Hollick declaring:

blink-182’s performance was a time capsule, providing both longtime and newer fans a chance to relive the days when baggy jeans, chains, and dyed spikes were the epitome of cool. The band may have grown older, but their music remains forever young.

You can read the review here.

Blink-182 @ Kia Centre, Orlando, FL — Thursday, 20 June 2024

Feeling This
The Rock Show
Man Overboard
Aliens Exist
(First live performance since 2018; first time with Tom since 2013)
Bored To Death
Up All Night
(First live performance since 2016; first time with Tom since 2013)
Stay Together For The Kids
Not Now
Can’t Go Back
(live debut; unreleased song)
I Miss You
When Your Heart Stops Beatin
g (+44) (Partial; first verse and chorus)
There Is (Box Car Racer) (Partial; first verse and chorus)
What’s My Age Again?
First Date
All the Small Things