Angels & Airwaves
Oct. 3, 2021
Showbox SODO, Seattle
In 2005, when Tom DeLonge’s then-band blink 182 went on a hiatus, he formed a high concept art project dubbed Angels & Airwaves. With their first release, 2006’s We Don’t Need To Whisper, Angels & Airwaves went gold and burst onto the scene as an arena rock powerhouse that wouldn’t be limited. It's a trans-media world that can and has existed in music, in film, in books, as well as in any visual platform.
DeLonge, a founding member of Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. The band has released five full-length albums and charted numerous hits, including “The Adventure,” “The War,” “Everything’s Magic” and “Rebel Girl.” The Dream Walker, released in 2014, hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and the short film Poet Anderson, co-directed by DeLonge, which won Best Animated Short Film at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
LIFEFORMS is as adventurous as it is thoughtful, both in its sonics and subject matter. It's a stepping-stone for Angels & Airwaves to have far deeper and wider conversations about that which we yet do not know. When DeLonge was a child, he was fascinated by conspiracy theories but, as he got older, he discovered more and more of the topics he was drawn to contained enormous amounts of truth. “Even though we like to think we do, in my experience, we don't know everything,” he says. Tom says LIFEFORMS was the most difficult album he’s ever made, but he is now confident in the exploration it took to create it. After the release of the album will come his directorial debut in the form of a sci-fi adventure feature film titled Monsters of California.