Blink-182 have cancelled their upcoming tour dates due to drummer Travis Barker’s ongoing medical issues.
The band were previously forced to postpone their Las Vegas residency earlier this year after the drummer was diagnosed with blood clots in his arms.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the group confirmed they had to cancel their “fall mini tour”, which was due to begin at Bluestem Amphitheatre in Moorehead, Minnesota on September 12. “Medical issues have sidelined Travis per doctors’ orders,” they said. “Trav’s medical team anticipated that he would be well enough by fall to tour but after recent checkups they were not able to clear him in time for the scheduled run of date.”
— blink-182 (@blink182) September 6, 2018
Barker added his own message to fans, writing: “The past few months have just sucked as I have been sidelined just waiting for my doctors to clear me so I could get back on the road and perform with my band.
“Unfortunately, the risks associated with drumming are still too great. I am doing everything I need to do so I can get back on the road as soon as possible. I want to thank my fans, family, friends, and bandmates for all the love and support.”
Blink-182 are currently still planning to begin their Las Vegas residency at Pearl Theatre on October 26. They will perform eight shows at the venue in total, running until November 17.
The affected dates are as follows:
Moorehead, Bluestem Amphitheatre (September 12)
Chicago, Riot Fest (14)
Columbus, Express Live (15)
Grand Rapids, 20 Monroe Live (17)
Windsor, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (18)
Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena (20)
Atlantic City, Hard Rock (21)
Cedar Rapids, US Cellular Center (24)
Council Bluffs, Harrah’s Council Bluffs at Stir Cove (25)
In July, Barker was involved in a car accident. A school bus collided with his car while he was driving in Calabasas, California. His 14-year-old son was reportedly in the vehicle at the time.
Earlier this summer, the drummer shared a video update on his health with the band’s fans. “It’s been the longest 4 weeks without playing drums,” he said in the caption. “I played through two shows in Vegas with infection and blood clots before I was able to get a clear diagnosis from a doctor. Here’s an update on my road to recovery.”