Blink-182 To Tour

They announced it at the Grammys and now the band has put it in writing: “Blink-182 is back.”

Not just back, but “really back,” the band said in a statement released the morning following the Grammy awards show. They say they’re working on a new album and “preparing to tour the world yet again,” but no details are mentioned.

The message ends with the words, “Summer 2009. Thanks and get ready.”

The news broke during the Grammys broadcast Feb. 8, where the band presented Coldplay the award for best rock album.

“We used to play music together, and we decided to make music together once again,” drummer Travis Barker said onstage.

Here’s the full statement released the next morning:

“Hi. We’re blink-182. This past week there’ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, We’re back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.”