Blink-182 Drummer Travis Barker to Skip Australian Tour

2013-02-19

Story by Cat Badra

Blink-182’s Travis Barker has dropped off the band’s upcoming Australian tour due to his fear of flying

Australian fans of Blink-182 that were planning to see the band on their upcoming Australian trek will notice a band members missing. Drummer Travis Barker dropped the news last weekend that he won’t be a part of the upcoming tour because of the strong fear of flying he has after the plane crash he experienced back in 2008.

“I still haven’t gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time I flew when my plane crashed and four people were killed, two being my best friends,” Barker explained on his official Facebook page, adding that he wants the band to go on without him. “I gave the band my blessing to take another drummer if they still wanted to do the tour without me. I hope to come to Australia again someday perhaps by ship if need be.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a boat that worked with the schedule this time around.”

As it turns out, the show will go on, and Blink-182 has already selected a drummer to tour with them in Australia: Brooks Wackerman of Tenacious D. “The band knew the chances of Travis overcoming his fear of flying…would be a challenge, but we wanted to play for our fans in Australia nonetheless,” the band posted on their Facebook page. The Australian tour sets off on Wednesday (Feb. 20) at Sydney’s Allphone Arena.




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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