Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Describes What It Means to Feel the Overwhelming Power of Music

September 16, 2019

Mark Hoppus has been helming Blink-182 since he was 20-years-old. Normally Hoppus is happy and carefree as he and his bandmates bust out a setlist of pop-punk hits. But after rocking stages across the world for the last 27 years, he decided to go a little deeper by penning a short note about how he has been able to see and feel the kinds of emotions both he and audiences experience during a live concert.

“These shows. The moments we share in a venue together. The band and the audience," Hoppus writes. "Words we wrote in a garage or studio or an idea scribbled down in the middle of the night, or written in the depths of self-doubt or despair. To sing songs and have those songs sung back to us. A shared experience between everyone. It's amazing to see you smiling and laughing."

He adds, “Several times on this tour I’ve looked out during ‘Adam’s Song’ and seen people weeping, crying or holding their friends or loved one. Maybe remembering a lost friend or loved one, or a difficult time in one’s life.”

“To have a song bring strangers together to rejoice, to mourn, to remember. It’s awesome and humbling and it means the world to me. you all mean the world to me. Thank You.”