We all know how Rock and Roll can be a very addictive genre of music. There is something about it that its fans cannot shake off. The addiction is even worse when it is a song by Tom DeLonge. Tom DeLonge is an artist like no other. He is exceptional at what he does, and he is well liked by many people all over the world. Tom is a singer, a songwriter, a film producer, a record producer, and an entrepreneur. He is full of life and energy that can get you hooked on anything he does. He is also a part of a rock band called Angels & Airwaves, and he is the lead vocalist as well as the guitarist.
Tom DeLonge Early life
Thomas Matthew DeLonge was born in the year 1975 in December. His father was called Thomas DeLonge Sr. and he was an executive at an oil company. His mother was called Connie. His first dream was to become a fire fighter and even took part in the San Diego Cadet Program.
The first time he ever picked a guitar was from a friend at a camp organized by the church. He got a guitar as a present for Christmas from friends while he was in sixth grade. His mind became occupied by the instrument. He did not care much about school. After high school, he worked at a construction company, and he hated his job. He tried to form music bands, but he did not succeed as he had hoped for.
In 1992, he managed to successfully form a band, and he called it Blink-182. After it had got its first record deal, he quit his construction job completely to focus on music. Before that, he worked hard trying to get gigs. He called clubs to try and get a performance spot as well as schools because they had an anti-drugs song that could communicate a lot. In 1994, they had the breakthrough they wanted and were able to sign a record deal with Cargo Records. Between 1995 and 1996, they started touring the world, and they attracted many high profile recording companies.
From 1999 to 2000, Blink-182 achieved more success as and in that period they released three singles. Out of the three one (All the Small Things) became a hit and even became number six on Billboard hot 100. Later on, he ventured into a solo ‘thing’ when the band was no longer touring. A few things happened, and the group was divided only to reunite in 2003.
When they all became fathers, their schedules changed and it was no longer conducive for DeLonge who wanted to spend more time with his family. The group did not agree with his decision, and they broke up. Even so, this time was for him to reassess himself and come up with a better plan. That better plan was forming the Angels &Airwaves; group.
In 2008, the group reunited again, and Blink-182 was back again producing hits. However, in 2015 the group broke again, and DeLonge wanted to venture into other non-musical endeavors.
Tom DeLonge net worth in 2017
DeLonge is estimated to have a net worth of $85 million US dollars as of 2017. All this is on his music career, and also some of the projects he has been a part of.
Tom DeLonge is a man of many titles. Even so, all of them are befitting. With his career even looking brighter, we can only hope that he keeps giving s the best as he had promised. His Angels & Airwaves is doing great, and we only wish the group the best.