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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 presale 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 replaced 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 the split with blink-182, DeLonge revealed to fans that he would release two Angels & Airwaves albums -- as well as two solo efforts -- in 2015. He managed to release a single Angels & Airwaves EP in September (...Of Nightmares) as well as his first solo album, To the Stars: Demos, Odds and Ends, which featured demos recorded for both blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves projects. The second promised Angels & Airwaves effort was issued in April 2016. The Chasing Shadows EP debuted in the Billboard 200 at number 109 and was paired with a novel of the same name, written by DeLonge and A.J. Hartley. ~ Corey Apar & Andrew Leahey
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Angels and Airwaves

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

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