blink-182 sets return date with Bethlehem

 Pop-punk band blink-182 will return June 23 to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.  (Clemente Ruiz Photo)

Pop-punk band blink-182 will return June 23 to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. (Clemente Ruiz Photo)

Blink-182 will return June 23 to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, officials announced Tuesday in a news release.

Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the pop-punk band cost $59.50 and go on sale noon Thursday, April 28, through sandseventcenter.com, ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at the box office, 77 Sands Blvd.

Blink-182 -- whose hits include "All the Small Things," "Dammit," "What's My Age Again?", "Rock Show," "Feeling This," "I Miss You" and "Stay Together for the Kids" -- previously headlined Sands in.

The group went on what was described as an "indefinite hiatus" in 2005 following the ext of founding guitarist-vocalist Tom DeLonge. The trio of DeLonge, bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker reunited in 2009 and released the album Neighborhoods in 2011. DeLonge left again 2015 and has since been replaced by Alkaline Trio guitarist-vocalist Matt Skiba.

The new configuration of Hoppus, Barker and Skiba on Thursday will release "Bored to Death," the first single from their forthcoming studio album. It will be the first new music from blink-182 since the 2012 EP Dogs Eating Dogs.