Blink-182 Postpones European Dates Citing Travis Barker’s ‘Urgent Family Matter’

Blink-182 was forced to push shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin due to drummer Travis Barker’s “urgent family matter,” which sent him back to the States.

The band informed fans via X (formerly Twitter) a few hours before they were set to go on at Glasgow’s Ovo Hydro in Scotland on Friday night.

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“Travis has had to return home to the States,” the band wrote in a tweet. “More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available.” Barker has not issued an official statement but did update his Instagram stories with a set of photos including a “Prayer Room,” a shot of a chapel and a “Together We Pray” sign.

A representative for the band did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for further clarification on the pushed gigs.

Aside from Friday night’s show, other impacted dates include Sept. 2 at the OVO Hydro, as well as the Sept. 4 show at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland and Sept. 5 at the 3Arena in Dublin.

Barker and his wife and reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian are expecting their first child together — news that they first shared during one of the band’s concert stops in Los Angeles earlier this summer.

Tom DeLongeBarker and Mark Hoppus reunited as Blink-182 for the first time since 2015 for this international trek and have also dropped new music after not producing music together in a decade. Openers have included Turnstile in North America, Rise Against in Australia, the Story So Far in the United Kingdom and Europe, and the Wallows will join them for Latin American dates.

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