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blink-182 cancel fall tour due to Travis Barker’s medical issues

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Travis Barker w/ blink-182 at Lollapalooza photo by James Richards IV

Blink-182 have had to cancel their upcoming tour, set to kick off next week at Riot Fest, as they just informed fans on Facebook:

It is with a heavy heart to report that blink must cancel its fall mini-tour which was set to kick off September 12th on their way to headline Riot Fest in Chicago. Medical issues have sidelined Travis per doctors’ orders. 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 dates.

From Travis: “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.”

Tickets for the canceled headline shows can be refunded at point of purchase.

Unfortunately, we will also be canceling The Surf Ranch Pros, World Surf League kicking off Saturday, September 8th. Fortunately, Southern California punk rock icons Social Distortion will take over as the show’s headliners.

With us now having to miss one of our favorite festivals, our friends in Weezer, Run the Jewels, and Taking Back Sunday have now come on board as performers. We plan to be back headlining Riot Fest in 2019 in celebration of the Festival’s 15th anniversary.

blink-182 were in the midst of a 16-show Las Vegas residency earlier this year when they had to postpone shows because of Travis’s blood clots. The remainder of the residency shows were rescheduled and are due to resume late in October. Hopefully Travis will be doing better by then!

Riot Fest has added Weezer, Run the Jewels and Taking Back Sunday to next weekend’s lineup, and as their statement says, blink-182 will headline Riot Fest 2019.

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