US pop-punk giants Blink-182 have announced that they are cancelling a number of their upcoming shows in the UK and Ireland after drummer Travis Barker returned to America due to “an urgent family matter”.
The run of UK dates was due to kick off today (September 1) with a concert at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro, followed by shows in Belfast and Dublin next week (September 4-5).
The American group shared the news on their Instagram account Friday morning, writing: “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.”
The Glasgow shows on Friday and Saturday would have marked the beginning of the European leg of the band’s tour.
Blink-182’s remaining UK tour dates are below.
11 London The O2
12 London The O2
14 Birmingham Utilita Arena
15 Manchester AO Arena
16 Manchester AO Arena