Drummer Travis Barker's ruck outside an Ohio fast food restaurant looks like costing him dear...
Blink-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER is set to miss the rest of his band’s current US tour after injuring his hand in a fight in OHIO last Sunday (June 4).
According to US press reports, the incident happened outside a fast food restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, prior to the band’s show there with Bad Religion and Fenix TX.
A source close to the band is quoted on US website [url=]www.cdnow.com as saying Barker was attacked by two men who approached him and his girlfriend, being “crude and disgusting”. In the scuffle that followed, he suffered a broken finger.
Following the incident, Barker was transported to a local hospital where his hand was placed in a cast – making it impossible for him to play drums.
Fenix TX guitarist Damon Delapaz stood in for Barker at the Ohio show, and he is expected to continue for the remaining dates on the tour, which resumes this evening (June 7) at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.
Barker‘s injury will take four weeks to fully recover, but the band’s scheduled appearance in the UK at the Reading and Leeds festivals over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (August 25-28) should go ahead unaffected.
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Blink 182 release a new single, ‘What’s My Age Again?’ on June 19 through MCA/Universal.