Angels & Airwaves Biography
The San Diego, California USA-based Alternative-Rock all-star band Angels
& Airwaves was formed in late 2004 when Blink-182
vocalist + guitarist Tom DeLonge announced that he would be coming out
with a new CD with a new band.
The project also featured Boxcar Racer guitarist Dave Kennedy, ex-The Distillers bassist Ryan Sinn and drummer Atom Willard from The Offspring.
The group's debut album, "We Don't Need To Whisper", was issued on Geffen Records in May 2006, the 10-song set shot to #4 on The Billboard 200, peaked at #3 on the Top Canadian Albums chart and reached the top 10 in the U.K. on the strength of the main single "The Adventure" which hit #5 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock chart and rocketed into the top 20 in Great Britain. The CD also spawned two more American Modern Rock radio hits in the top 30 "The War" and "Do It For Me Now".
In June 2007, after Ryan Sinn was ejected from the band, Angels &
Airwaves revised their line-up with bassist Matt Wachter, formerly of
30 Seconds To Mars.
In November 2007 the quartet released their second album, "I-Empire". The disc debuted at #9 on The Billboard 200, it was prefaced by the single "Everything's Magic" which reached the #11 position in The Hot Modern Rock chart.
Angels & Airwaves put out their third studio album, "Love", on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010 and it was offered to fans free of charge; DeLonge and company selected "Hallucinations" as the first single to represent the project. "Love" was also be accompanied by an independent film of the same name.
Following the departure of Atom Willard , who was replaced by ex-Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin, in the fall of 2011, the alt-Rock quartet released "Love Part Two". The set includes the single "Surrender".