Tom DeLonge Left Blink 182 for More Important Reasons, Namely Aliens

DeLonge's interest in extraterrestrial life prompted the Blink-182 frontman to pursue aliens over punk music.

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It’s a little unfair to say that Tom DeLonge is into aliens.

The former Blink 182 singer considers aliens a serious pursuit and his new multimedia project, Sekret Machines, aims to bring the truth about aliens to a wider audience through music, books, and comics. It’s a project so important to DeLonge that he left Blink 182 to pursue it.

As DeLonge tells Mic in a recent interview, “[Sekret Machines] something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always had a passion for space and the future. But when you dive into this type of material, it’s a lot more than just science and technology. It has to do with religion and cosmology and it has to do with politics and secrecy.”

DeLonge is confident that his work with Sekret Machines is a “national security issue” and to be able to pursue this work is “enormously important” for him. It’s apparently the reason why he decided to pursue this project over continuing to tour with his band. This is in-line with a Facebook post the singer posted last year regarding his departure:

The interview is refreshingly straightforward about DeLonge’s interest in extraterrestrials, prompting the singer to share his thoughts on the works of organization SETI, Mars colonies, and which solar system the singer would like to visit (Europa). When the interviewer asks whether or not the singer thinks Earth made contact yet, DeLonge says, “I think that contact is kind of a vague description of a lot of things. I think there has been [alien] hardware, and whether by design or by accident, it’s fallen in multiple countries.”

Fans of Blink 182 probably knows of DeLonge’s long fascination with aliens which the singer recounts getting into in junior high school. For the rest of us, we can expect new, alien-related projects from DeLonge’s band Angels and Airwaves as part of his Sekret Machines media project.