Blink-182 Postpones European Tour: Drummer Travis Barker must travel to the U.S. for an “urgent family matter” that has forced Blink-182 to postpone three European tour dates. The news was made on Instagram and X (previously Twitter). The band was due to perform in Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on Friday and Saturday, followed by Belfast and Dublin performances. “Travis has had to return home to the States due to an urgent family matter,” the band posted. Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin gigs are postponed. His return to Europe and revised dates will be announced soon.”
Barker posted a series of photographs to his Instagram story hours before the band’s announcement, one of which had a placard reading “Together we pray,” but no more specifics. Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, who are expecting their first child, have been in the headlines for months. After their wedding last year, Kardashian announced her pregnancy during her husband’s concert in June with a handmade placard.
The European tour postponement raises doubts about Barker’s “urgent family matter,” given his high-profile marriage to Kardashian and their expecting kid. Barker’s team hasn’t released any additional information on the revised tour dates. Many pop-punk fans have already bought tickets and made travel plans for the postponed events and are impatiently awaiting details.
Barker posted religious and spiritual images on Instagram before the announcement, including a stained glass altar window and a “prayer room” door with an “all welcome.” Fans have speculated about the urgent family problem prompting his return to the U.S. The band’s statement simply promises further information “as soon as possible.”
Barker and Kardashian routinely post about their connection on social media. Kardashian, 44, held up a banner at Barker’s show that read, “Travis, I’m pregnant.” The sign was a reference to a Blink-182 music video for “All The Small Things,” when a fan held it. Kardashian has three more children with Scott Disick, while Barker has two with Shanna Moakler.
Barker’s abrupt departure and the Blink-182 tour’s postponement come as the band’s performances make headlines. The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin gigs were much anticipated, and the delay saddened fans. The band’s reputation and touring plans may be affected by these delays. All eyes are on Barker and Kardashian seeking updates on the “urgent family matter” that halted the band’s European tour. Since both are public celebrities, the media will cover major family events. The details are scarce, keeping fans and the media waiting.