Blink-182 Cancel Riot Fest Appearance and September Tour Dates
Travis Barker's doctor has not yet given him the go-ahead to drum after discovering blood clots in his arms
Published Sep 06, 2018California pop-punk trio Blink-182 have faced a great deal of tour trouble thanks in part to blood clots in Travis Barker's arms. Though he was expected to have recovered in time for the band's string of dates this month, they've announced that all September shows will be cancelled.
"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," Barker said in a statement. "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."
Canadian fans will be disappointed to note that this means the band's Windsor concert has been delayed a second time. The show was moved to September 18 after a strike prevented it from taking place in June. The September show has now been cancelled.
The cancellation also means that Blink-182 will no longer be headlining Riot Fest in Chicago. The band will be replaced by Taking Back Sunday, Weezer and Run the Jewels. They've since announced that they will headline the 2019 Riot Fest instead.
With all of the band's September shows cancelled, it's unclear whether or not Blink's other concerts will go ahead as planned. They were expected to resume their Las Vegas residency in October and November.
Read a statement from Blink-182 about the cancellations below.