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With the hiatus of pop-punk superstars blink-182 in full effect by the fall of 2005, singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge revealed the formation of his new band -- one he'd already been working with for six months -- called Angels & Airwaves. Much hype ensued after the announcement. In interviews with outlets like MTV.com, DeLonge proclaimed that his new music would borrow elements from bands like U2 and Pink Floyd and, ultimately, be something of a revolution to change the face of rock & roll forever. Rounding out his lineup were guitarist David Kennedy (Boxcar Racer, Hazen Street), drummer Atom Willard (Rocket from the Crypt, the Offspring), and bassist Ryan Sinn (the Distillers), and the group made its live debut on April 12, 2006, to a sold-out crowd at Pomona, California's Glass House. Those unable to attend the show were given a taste of Angels & Airwaves' shimmering, arena-ready rock later that spring, when We Don't Need to Whisper was released on the Geffen label. We Don't Need to Whisper was met with mixed reviews but went gold nonetheless, due in large part to a popular pre-sale that ensured the band a healthy first week of sales. Several U.K. festival appearances and a monthlong headlining tour followed, and the group also served as an opening act for Head Automatica and Taking Back Sunday during a tour of American venues. After replacing Sinn with former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter, Angels & Airwaves returned in 2007 with their second album, the equally dramatic I-Empire. Although deemed by DeLonge to be "as exciting as rock 'n' roll gets!" in an interview with Kerrang!, I-Empire didn't fare nearly as well as the previous album, with sales eventually stalling around 260,000 copies in America. A stateside tour in early 2008 proved to be fairly popular, though, and the group remained on the road by joining the Warped Tour later that year. At the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2009, DeLonge climbed on-stage with Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus to announce plans for a blink-182 reunion. The band toured that summer and spent significant time in the recording studio, where sessions for a new blink-182 album kept DeLonge busy. He found enough free time to record a third album with Angels & Airwaves, however, and the finished product -- simply titled Love -- was released free of charge on Valentine's Day 2010. The second part of Love arrived in November of 2011, not long after DeLonge released his reunion album with blink-182, along with a set that combined both parts of the album. The next stage of Angels & Airwaves began in April of 2014, when DeLonge announced plans for another ambitious multimedia project. During the recording of the album, bassist Wachter left the band and was replaced by ex-Thrice member Eddie Breckenridge. The new album, entitled The Dream Walker, appeared in early December; it debuted at 39 on the Billboard 200. Also in 2014, blink-182 were purportedly in the planning stages of recording another album. However, in 2015, Hoppus and Barker revealed via Rolling Stone that they had parted ways with DeLonge and were discussing plans to temporarily replace the guitarist with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba. DeLonge then responded via Facebook that any decision for the band to move forward was made without him. Following his split with blink-182, DeLonge released his first solo album, To the Stars: Demos, Odds and Ends, which featured demos recorded for both blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves projects. ~ Corey Apar & Andrew Leahey
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Albums by
Angels and Airwaves

Top Songs by
Angels and Airwaves

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    Popularity
  2.   Everything's Magic
  3.   The Adventure
  4.   Secret Crowds
  5.   Call to Arms
  6.   Sirens
  7.   Star of Bethlehem
  8.   Surrender
  9.   The Score Evolved: Reel 6
  10.   The Wolfpack
  11.   Do It for Me Now
  12.   The War
  13.   Good Day
  14.   It Hurts
  15.   Breathe
  16.   A Little's Enough
  17.   View from Below
  18.   Home
  19.   Tunnels
  20.   Young London
  21.   The Gift
  22.   Shove
  23.   Paralyzed
  24.   Love Two Re-Imagined: Young London Remix
  25.   We Are All That We Are
  26.   Distraction
  27.   Parasomnia
  28.   Into the Night
  29.   Mercenaries
  30.   Kiss with a Spell
  31.   Teenagers & Rituals
  32.   Love Two Re-Imagined: Saturday Love Remix
  33.   Love Two Re-Imagined: Surrender Remix
  34.   Saturday Love
  35.   All That We Are
  36.   One Last Thing
  37.   Dry Your Eyes
  38.   My Heroine (It's Not Over)
  39.   Soul Survivor (...2012)
  40.   The Flight of Apollo
  41.   Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce
  42.   True Love
  43.   Love Like Rockets
  44.   Valkyrie Missile
  45.   Anomaly
  46.   Bullets in the Wind
  47.   Behold a Pale Horse
  48.   Inertia
  49.   The Revelator
  50.   Moon as My Witness
  51.   Anxiety
  52.   Letters to God, Part II
  53.   Clever Love
  54.   Hallucinations
  55.   Heaven
  56.   Rite of Spring
  57.   Jumping Rooftops
  58.   Start the Machine
  59.   Letters to God, Pt. 2
  60.   Tremors
  61.   The Disease
  62.   Love Two Re-Imagined: Anxiety Remix
  63.   Lifeline
  64.   Love Two Re-Imagined: One Last Thing Remix
  65.   Love Two Re-Imagined: Epic Holiday Remix
  66.   The Score Evolved: Reel 5
  67.   The Score Evolved: Reel 1
  68.   Crawl
  69.   Some Origins of Fire
  70.   The Moon-Atomic (...Fragments and Fictions)
  71.   Epic Holiday
  72.   Everything's Magic
  73.   The Machine
  74.   Love Film
  75.   Album Version
  76.   Radio Edit
  77.   Love Two Re-Imagined
  78.   Reel 1 (Diary)
  79.   Reel 5 (New Blood)
  80.   Reel 6

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