First they forgot their ages. Now Blink-182 seem unclear what decade they’re in.
Clad in long wigs, bell-bottoms and butterfly collars, the pop-punks filmed a ’70s-themed video earlier this week for “First Date,” their next single in Europe, according to an MCA Records spokesperson.
During a break on the Edgefest tour of Canada, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker spent three days in Burnaby, British Columbia, filming the nostalgia trip, which wrapped Tuesday before the band headlined that night’s show in Calgary, Alberta.
The video, directed by brothers Emmit and Brendan Malloy (who also directed the group’s “Rock Show” clip), finds the Blink boys driving around a quiet suburb in a Volkswagen van, making stops at a diner and water park.
Performance footage of the band was filmed in a garage decorated with ’70s paraphernalia. Singer Jordan Pundik and guitarist Chad Gilbert from tour mates New Found Glory make cameo appearances in the clip.
“First Date” will likely be released in North America early next year,
Blink’s spokesperson said. Meanwhile, “Stay Together for the Kids” is slated to be the next Stateside single from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. A video for the tune will be shot in Los Angeles in September.
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