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Blink-182 postpones European tour as Travis Barker rushes back to US due to ‘urgent family matter’

Blink-182 have postponed their European tour as Travis Barker rushes back to US due to an ‘urgent family matter’ (PA Archive)
Blink-182 have postponed their European tour as Travis Barker rushes back to US due to an ‘urgent family matter’ (PA Archive)

Blink-182 have been forced to postpone the UK and Ireland leg of their tour after drummer Travis Barker had to fly back to Los Angeles due to an “urgent family matter”.

Although no details have been disclosed regarding the drummer’s family situation, the 47-year-old is currently expecting his first child with wife Kourtney Kardashian.

The news of the postponed dates broke just hours before their gig at Glasgow’s Ovo Hydro.

Following their Glasgow show, they were due to perform at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Monday (September 4) and then Dublin’s 3Arena on Tuesday (September 5).

A statement shared to Blink-182’s social media accounts reads: “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.”

It has yet to be confirmed whether they will play in Belgium next Friday (September 8).

While Blink 182 fans were disappointed at the news, many shared messages of support to the expectant dad.

One penned on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Get everyone healthy and happy and we will see you soon!”

“My thoughts are with Travis Barker and his family,” another wrote. A third added: “Damn it but hope Travis and that are fine.”

While another fumed: “Already had to spend an extra £200 for this weekend for a hotel and train due to the strikes, now this. Good weekend.”

Kourtney Kardashian, who shares three children with ex Scott Disick, publicly announced her pregnancy at a Blink-182 concert in epic fashion earlier this year.

Barker pictured with wife Kourtney Kardashian in 2022 (AFP via Getty Images)
Barker pictured with wife Kourtney Kardashian in 2022 (AFP via Getty Images)

The 44-year-old reality star, who married Barker in May last year, posted an Instagram video showing her holding up a sign at his band’s LA gig saying: “Travis I’m pregnant.”

In the clip, bassist Mark Hoppus is also heard saying: “Let’s hear it for Travis, someone’s having a baby”, before Barker is then seen getting off the stage, and kissing Kardashian.

The moment is in reference to Blink-182’s music video All The Small Things, in which the musicians mocked various boy bands and played in front of a crowd with someone carrying a sign saying: “Travis I’m pregnant.”

Barker has been married twice previously, first briefly to Melissa Kennedy and then to actress and former Miss USA titleholder Shanna Moakler, with whom he shares two children.