Medical issues with drummer Travis Barker have caused popular pop-punk trio Blink-182 to cancel a pair of upcoming Iowa shows.
The group planned to play the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Sept. 24 and Stir Cove in Council Bluffs on Sept. 25, but doctor's orders caused the group to cancel on Thursday a run of fall concerts.
Tickets to each concert can be refunded at the point of purchase, a statement from the group said.
"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," the statement reads.
Blink-182 cancelled a handful of summer shows, including at Battery Park in Sioux City, due to blood clotting in Barker's arm.
It is with a heavy heart to report that blink must cancel its fall mini-tour which was set to kick off September 12th on their way to headline Riot Fest in Chicago. 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.
From Travis: “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.
Unfortunately, we will also be canceling The Surf Ranch Pros, World Surf League kicking off Saturday, September 8th. Fortunately, Southern California punk rock icons Social Distortion will take over as the show's headliners.
With us now having to miss one of our favorite festivals, our friends in Weezer, Run the Jewels, and Taking Back Sunday have now come on board as performers. We plan to be back headlining Riot Fest in 2019 in celebration of the Festival’s 15th anniversary.
Thank you for your continued support and check blink182.com for updates.