Blink-182 have postponed a handful of their forthcoming gigs in Ireland and the UK as drummer Travis Barker had to ‘return home’ ‘due to an urgent family matter’.
The three-piece rock group were due to perform two shows at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on Friday (September 1) and Saturday (September 2), followed by concerts in Belfast on Monday (September 4) and Dublin on Tuesday (September 5). .
However, Blink-182 announced hours before their first night in Glasgow that “Travis had to return home to the States due to an urgent family matter.”
“The Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin shows will be postponed,” they wrote in an Instagram story. “More information on his return to Europe and new dates will be released as soon as it becomes available.”
No further information on the “urgent family matter” was released.
Barker, 47, is married to his third wife, Kourtney Kardashian, 44. The two are expecting their first child together. Kardashian made the surprise announcement in June during a Blink 182 concert.
Her announcement came about six months after she publicly revealed that she had stopped taking in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments because they had “impaired her physical and mental health.”
The Independent has reached out to Barker and Kardashian reps for comment.
The new baby will be Barker’s third child; He has two children, Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, to whom he was married from 2004 to 2008.
Kardashian now has three children, Mason, 13, Penelope, 12, and Reign, 10, with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, who she dated for nine years.
The All the Small Things band, currently on a 2023-2024 world tour, wrapped up their North American leg on July 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.
They should get back on the road and herald the start of their European leg with their performances in Glasgow.
Blink-182’s reunion tour marks the first time the original trio — consisting of Barker, guitarist Tom DeLonge and vocalist Mark Hoppos — has performed together since 2015, when DeLonge left the band to focus on his lifelong extraterrestrial passion .
Hoppos, 51, and DeLonge, 47, formed the band with drummer Scott Raynor in 1992 before he was fired in 1998 and replaced by Barker.