Blink-182 Drummer Travis Barker’s Surgery Forces Band to Cancel Bamboozle Gig


Story by Anne Erickson

Blink-182 cancels Bamboozle appearance, replaced by My Chemical Romance

Bamboozle 2012 takes place in Asbury Park, N.J., on May 18-20, and while Blink-182, Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi were originally scheduled to headline, that plan has changed. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker recently had to undergo an emergency tonsillectomy, and that is forcing the band to cancel a handful of upcoming shows, including Bamboozle. My Chemical Romance will take the band’s place.

Here’s the festival’s official statement on the switch:

The Bamboozle 2012 has revised its lineup for Saturday, May 19 due an emergency tonsillectomy for Travis Barker. Blink-182 will be greatly missed and all of us at The Bamboozle extend our thoughts and best wishes to Travis for a speedy recovery.

The Bamboozle is pleased to announce My Chemical Romance has been added to the lineup and will perform before the Foo Fighters on the main stage on Saturday.

The Bamboozle is looking forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary and has an incredible musical lineup and non-stop entertainment planned for fans including headliners Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Incubus, Brand New, The Gaslight Anthem, Mac Miller, and more performers. The three-day event will be held on the beach and boardwalk at North Beach Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 18, 19 and 20.

Passes for single day, three-day and after parties are currently available for purchase. For more information about The Bamboozle please visit: For any customer service questions, please email

We extend our prayers and thoughts to Barker for a speedy and complete recovery. For more information on Blink-182’s other postponed North American gigs, visit the band’s official website.




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