Blink-182, the American rock band has announced its reunion world tour, scheduled for March 2023. The opening tour is to be held in Tijuana, Mexico. The highlight of this tour is that Tom DeLonge, the guitarist-singer, is to rejoin the band after almost eight years of being replaced. 

Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma last year. He is working on his memoir, bringing forth his experience in the band and his battle against lymphoma. 

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Who is Mark Hoppus?

Mark Allan Hoppus, popularly known as Mark Hoppus, is an America-based musician. Best known for his talent as a bassist, Hoppus is a co-lead vocalist of Blink-182. Moreover, he is a part of the pop-rock duo Simple Creatures, with Alex Gaskarth, the frontman of All Time Low. 

Mark Hoppus was born in Ridgecrest, California, on March 15, 1972, to Kerry Wernz and Tex Hoppus. His father, Tex Hoppus, used to work for the US Department of Defense and spent his life designing missiles and bombs. His elder sister is named Anne Hoppus. His parents divorced when he was eight-year-old, which he later told resulted in a lonesome childhood.

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Hoppus completed his education at Burroughs High School in 1990. In 1992, after he joined California State University as an aspiring teacher, Hoppus realised that he was more curious about his musical aspirations. This became the reason why he dropped out of college to pursue the same. In 2000, he married Skye Everly. 

While in junior high, Hoppus began skateboarding and got engaged in listening to punk rock. At the age of 15, Hoppus’ father gifted him a bass guitar. In 1992, when Hoppus moved to San Diego, he was introduced to Tom DeLonge by his sister, and later, Hoppus and DeLonge formed a band together. They named this band Blink-182 and added drummer Scott Raynor. Soon, they produced several rock recordings, toured for their concerts, and also signed to the major label MCA. 

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In 1997, the band co-distributed their sophomore effort Dude Ranch, featuring Dammit, a hit song written by Hoppus. The song was about maturity and growing old. However, Raynor was replaced by Travis Barker, and soon they released a new studio album Enema of the State in 1999. This album provided them reach multi-platinum success. 

The 30-year-old artist’s major work includes California, having singles like Bored to Death, She’s out of Her Mind, and No Future. This album debuted at the first position on the US Billboard 200, as well as, earned a nomination for the Grammy Award.