Recognized as one of alternative rock's most influential guitarists and songwriters, Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182, Box Car Racer and Angels & Airwaves. Over more than two decades and 25 million albums, Tom's guitar tone and riff-driven style has become one of the genre's most identifiable, combining melodic and intricate riffs and roaring overdrive with ambient soundscapes and soaring delays to craft explosive anthemic soundtracks that are undeniably the sound of California punk and alternative rock.
His work as the co-founder of Blink-182 produced genre-defining hit records including Enema of the State, Take of Your Pants and Jacket, the critically acclaimed self-titled release and the progressive reunion record Neighborhoods. Box Car Racer, a side project produced during a break after Blink’s success with Enema of the State, saw Tom tapping into his post-hardcore influences from bands like Fugazi, with tracks such as “All Systems Go” and “I Feel So”, before ultimately forming Angels & Airwaves and producing some of the most ambitious records of his career with tracks like "The Adventure, “Anxiety" and “Wolfpack” and the feature film LOVE.
Under his entertainment company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books. Together with New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young, he recently released Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares alongside by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the top-charting album The Dream Walker Angels & Airwaves. Tom’s most recent project Chasing Shadows is the first book in the multimedia Sekret Machines franchise that will reveal fascinating secrets surrounding the true, well-documented events of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. Written by award-winning creator Tom DeLonge and NYTimes bestselling academic AJ Hartley in a powerful collaboration with top government advisors that keeps the truth on course in this historical thriller.
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