The drummer flew back to the U.S. to address an “urgent family matter”

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Blink-182 have postponed three of their upcoming UK, Ireland concerts due to a family emergency. Drummer Travis Barker has returned home to the United States to address an “urgent family matter,” according to a statement released by the band. No further details have been made available at this time.

“Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States,” the band said. “The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are being postponed. More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available.”

The postponed shows included tonight, September 1 and tomorrow, Saturday, September 2 at OVO Hydro in Glasgow, UK, Monday, September 4 at SSE Arena in Belfast, UK, and Tuesday, September 5 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The band’s next scheduled concert on their massive world tour is next Friday, September 8 at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium along with special guests The Story So Far.

As part of the trek, blink-182 are confirmed as co-headliners of the second annual When We Were Young Festival alongside Green Day. The event is set for Saturday, October 21 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The rest of the stacked lineup includes Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, Yellowcard, Sum 41, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, All Time Low, and many more.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s 2003 self-titled album. Released via Geffen, the platinum-selling record would be the band’s last before a lengthy hiatus. They regrouped in 2011 and released Neighborhoods, which is the band’s final LP to date with Tom DeLonge. The band’s last proper studio release was 2019’s Nine featuring Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba.