Blink-182 tour postponed as Travis Barker deals with an "urgent family matter"

Travis Barker
Travis Barker

Travis Barker

Blink-182's reunion tour—their first with the classic Mark Hoppus/Tom DeLonge/Travis Barker trio in almost ten years—has already been full of high highs and low lows. On one hand, aliens might be real which is super exciting for Tom DeLonge. On the other, it sounds like drummer Travis Barker is currently dealing with some sort of potentially scary family emergency, which no one ever wants to hear. This goes double for Barker, who—after surviving a near-fatal plane crash in 2008—has already experienced more than his fair share of trauma and hardship.

The band announced today that they were stepping away from the stage temporarily. “Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the 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,” the full post read.

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