Blink-182 informed fans on Friday morning (Sept. 1) that they’ve been forced to postpone three dates on their European tour due to what was described as “an urgent family matter” that required drummer Travis Barker’s attention.
At press time no additional information was available on what caused the postponement of the gigs scheduled in Glasgow, Scotland tonight and Saturday night (Sept. 2) at the OVO Hydro, as well as a Sept. 4 show at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland and a Sept. 5 one at the 3Arena in Dublin; a spokesperson for the group had not returned Billboard‘s request for additional details on what matter required Barker to return to the U.S. unexpectedly.
“More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available,” the group said in a tweet.
The world tour by the beloved pop-punk trio — with also features bassist/singer Mark Hoppus and guitarist/singer Tom Delonge — is the first by the band in more than nine years to feature returning member DeLonge. So far, it has run up the best box office results in the group’s three-decade history, with Billboard Boxscore reporting in July that the North American leg of their 2023-2024 World Tour grossed $85.3 million and sold 564,000 tickets.
Barker and wife Kourtney Kardashian are expecting their first child together, news the couple revealed during a Blink show in Los Angeles in June where Kardashian held up a “Travis I’m Pregnant” poster in the crowd at Los Angeles’ BMO Stadium.
See the band’s tweet below.