Blink-182 has been forced to cancel a string of shows this month, including an appearance at Chicago’s Riot Fest, due to drummer Travis Barker‘s ongoing health issues. The gigs were originally rescheduled from July, when Barker revealed that he was undergoing care for blood clots in his arms as well as two related infections.
The band wrote in a statement, “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.”
Barker added, “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.”
Weezer, Run The Jewels and Taking Back Sunday will replace Blink at Riot Fest, which is set for the weekend of September 14th through the 16th.