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Blink star loves the UK
Blink-182: Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge. Picture: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson.

Tom DeLonge never gets sick of playing shows in the UK as he sees the fans as his "twin brothers and sisters".

The musician is the singer and guitarist for America pop punk band Blink-182 - also comprising Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.

The band is currently doing a string of shows in the UK.

"No, the UK is like our twin brothers and sisters across the ocean. We feel more at home here than anywhere else in the world," he told Kerrang! magazine. "Have I picked up any aspects of English culture? Well, I'm not drinking tea yet, but I have found myself eating a lot more chips."

DeLonge has revealed why the group performed the extra shows.

"Travis's schedule dictated a lot of the planning on this tour and we had this open spot, so we decided to throw something in for the core fans. It's like a celebration of the legacy of the band," he told the UK publication.