World famous band Blink-182 has unfortunately canceled a mini-tour that was scheduled for fall because of the ongoing medical issues of drummer Travis Barker.
The canceled gigs of the band include their performance at the Riot Fest in Chicago, which is slated for Sept. 14 to 16. The band also announced that their performance with Seaway, American Authors, and State Champs will not happen either.
According to a statement posted on the band's Twitter account, Travis Barker has not been cleared to perform in their would-be tour.
"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," said Barker. "I want to thank my fans, family, friends and bandmates for all the love and support."
pic.twitter.com/fZHqC7THLk — blink-182 (@blink182) September 6, 2018
Taking Back Sunday, Run The Jewels, and Weezer, however, are set to replace Blink-182's headline performance during the Riot Fest.
Notably, the band considers it as one of their most favorite festivals. Despite this, Blink-182 has announced their plan to go back onstage next year for Riot Festival's 15th anniversary.
Just this June, the band delayed their shows in Las Vegas because of their drummer's blood clots The band will also be absent during the Surf Ranch Pros World Surf League, which will be held on Sept. 8. In their place, Social Distortion will play.
The band's mini-tour was scheduled to kick off on Sept. 12 at the Bluestem Amphitheatre in Moorehead, Minnesota. Other affected gigs are Express Live in Columbus on Sept. 15, 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Sept. 17, The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor on Sept. 18, Mohegan Sun Area in Uncasville on Sept. 20, Hard Rock in Atlantic City on Sept. 21, US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Sept. 24, and Harrah's Council Bluffs at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs on Sept. 25.
Currently, the band is preparing to start their residency in Las Vegas at Pearl Theatre, which will kick off on Oct. 26. They are set to play eight shows in the same venue until Nov. 17.
About The Accident
Last July, the drummer was involved in an accident in Calabasas, California. A bus hit his car while he was driving in the area. His son was also rumored to be in the vehicle when it happened.
This summer, the band released a video on the famous musician's road to recovery. The band has been instructed to refrain from playing until the beginning of July when the medical staff can finally reevaluate his health.