Blink-182 have canceled their fall tour just two days before it was set to begin.
Drummer Travis Barker‘s continued health woes are the culprit.
“It is with a heavy heart to report that Blink must cancel its fall mini-tour which was set to kick off September 8th on their way to headline Riot Fest in Chicago,” the band announced on Facebook late Thursday. “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.”
Barker, 42, added in a statement of his own, “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.
Social Distortion will now headline The Surf Ranch Pros, World Surf League on Saturday, while Weezer, Run the Jewels and Taking Back Sunday have been added to the Riotfest lineup.
Blink-182 plans on returning to Riotfest for its 15th anniversary next year.
A week later, Barker was also diagnosed with a staph infection and a cellulitis skin infection.
In July, Barker was in a collision with a school bus that reportedly ran a stoplight.
The accident left his car totaled, but thankfully no one was injured in the crash.