Blink 182 postponed their concerts scheduled in Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin again because of Travis. Through social networks, the band announced that the drummer had an “urgent family matter” so he returned to his home in the United States.
Recall that Kourtney Kardashian is about to give birth, so it could be the reason why Travis had to leave Europe. “Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return to his home in the United States. The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are postponed. More information on his return to Europe and the rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as it becomes available,” read social media.
Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States. 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.
— blink-182 (@blink182) September 1, 2023
Fans are outraged by the announcement that Blink 182 made this morning since it is not the first time that the group has canceled or suspended its presentations due to some situation with the drummer, so they suggested having a substitute. However, others felt more empathy with the musician, stressing that we must remember that in the end, they are also “people” and certain inconveniences arise.
“Man, I hope Travis is the best, but you guys need to get a backup drummer for Europe!!!! I’m from Mexico and I bought 3 dates here after you guys canceled there… This can’t be real,” “Remember everyone, they are people too. Relax with the hate,” “Travis should have an understudy. I know it’s not ideal, but a lot of people have traveled from far away and paid for hotels, trains, planes, etc., and have nothing for it now and I will have to do the same when he reschedules,” read among the comments.
This Isn’t the First Time Blink 182 Cancels Because of Travis
Blink 182 fans in Mexico and Latin America were left waiting to see the band after 10 years. When it finally seemed that they would once again enjoy their music at Lollapalooza in Chile and Tecate Pa’l Norte in Monterrey, something happened to Travis.
The drummer hurt his left ring finger, had to undergo surgery, and obviously had to rest, which caused them to cancel their shows until further notice.
“I wanted to say I apologize to everyone in South America for not being able to be there. This is something we had wanted to do for a long time, and we worked so hard, and we just had one of those accidents that no one saw coming. Travis needs surgery on his finger, and we have to get him better before we can do anything. This is so sad (…) We love you, Blink-182 loves you, we’ll see you soon,” said Tom DeLonge.
This story was written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva