Blink-182 Postpone Four Shows Due to Travis Barker’s ‘Urgent Family Matter’
These four dates were intended to be the first of the band's U.K. and European tour leg, which will bring the reunited classic lineup of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Barker overseas after a big North American summer tour that concluded in mid-July.
On X (formerly Twitter), Blink-182 shared a brief statement, which reads,
Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the [United] States. The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are being postponed. More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available.
Loudwire hopes everything will be okay with Barker's family during this time.
Postponed Blink-182 Tour Dates
Sept. 1 — Glasgow @ Ovo Hydro
Sept. 2 — Glasgow @ Ovo Hydro
Sept. 3 — Belfast @ SSE Arena
Sept. 4 — Dublin @ 3Arena
It's the second time this year that a Blink-182 tour kickoff has hit a snag.
In February, as the band was in rehearsals in advance of their very first run of dates since welcoming DeLonge back to the band, Barker dislocated the ring finger on his left hand and tore ligaments, which necessitated surgery. The injury left the band with no choice but to delay the start of their tour, which was supposed to begin in Mexico with additional dates in South America to immediately follow.
The group ultimately played their first show with the reunited classic lineup at the Coachella festival on April 14, ripping through an 18-song set.