Travis Barker Cancels Tour

2013-02-18 by andcas | 49 Comments
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is opting to skip out on the bands upcoming Australian tour dates because of his extreme phobia of flying in an airplane. Naturally no one can blame him since he was involved in a crash back in 2008 that took the lives of four passengers and left him with severe third degree burns.

The remaining members will continue on as expected with a temporary replacement to fill in so they can still play instead of cancelling the shows.

Here’s the official statement:

” I'm sorry to announce I won't be joining Blink-182 on this Australian tour. I still haven't gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time i flew when my plane crashed and 4 people were killed, two being my best friends. 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 some day perhaps by ship if need be. Unfortunately, there wasn't a boat that worked with the schedule this time around. Once again I'm sorry to all the fans.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/17/travis-barker-plane-crash-blink-182_n_2707270.html

Tagged: Blink-182

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Sirob
February 18th 2013
2653 Comments


bad religion drummer is going to fill in

Prag
February 18th 2013
64 Comments


The amount of backlash poor Travis is getting for this is absolutely disgusting. I'm happy the band still coming out though.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013
51134 Comments


Brooks Wackerman is such a trooper, he subs in for Tenacious D as well

nononsense
February 18th 2013
3440 Comments


The guy almost fucking died in a plane accident. I wouldn't fly either for a while.

MadKungFu
February 18th 2013
375 Comments


yeah, don't blame him at all.

MO
February 18th 2013
19318 Comments


who cares

nononsense
February 18th 2013
3440 Comments


Blink fans.

ProjectFreak
February 18th 2013
1493 Comments


"hopefully he never gets into a boat accident or he's fucked with traveling."
Travis Barker suddenly becomes John Madden

Willie
Moderator
February 18th 2013
16186 Comments


Blink with Bad Religion's drummer? They should make a DVD (or post the whole thing on Youtube).

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Aids
February 18th 2013
24170 Comments


damn that's too bad, Travis Barker would be who I watched the most if I saw them live.

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foxblood
February 18th 2013
6797 Comments


idk why they'd book the tour with him in the first place but yeah can't blame him

MichaelSnoxall
February 18th 2013
12163 Comments


Brooks Wackerman is a better drummer than Barker anyways.

lyzakthellama
February 18th 2013
1936 Comments


@foxblood well they booked the tour with him because Travis was going to try to overcome his fear. It was him trying to challenge himself to get on a plane again but the day they were supposed to leave he must have nearly shit himself. I know i would

henryChinaski
February 18th 2013
2919 Comments


Good replacement.

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ThomasTheCure
February 18th 2013
307 Comments


i don't blame him at all.

JackSoffalot
February 18th 2013
88 Comments


Wow grow some balls.

NorwichScene
February 18th 2013
1554 Comments


I can just imagine the next tour and Travis turning up shouting 'IM ON A BOAT'.

The chances of it happening a 2nd time must be slim, but can't blame him. Death maybe after him like in the final destination movies lol

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fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


Understandable.

Headline is misleading though. Shouldn't it just say he's dropping out?

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KILL
February 18th 2013
72677 Comments


pussy

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Crucifucxxx
February 18th 2013
15 Comments


Convenient that he pulls out of the Soundwave lineup after all his fans have already brought tickets, sneaky motherfucker.

NorwichScene
February 18th 2013
1554 Comments


The 'Tom, Mark and Brooks' show

StallionMang
February 18th 2013
6531 Comments


Sucks, but how could you blame him? If I was involved in a crash, I sure as heck wouldn't be getting in another plane. Would you call me a pussy then?

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fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


There's just as much a chance of it happening again as there was of it happening in the first place

bennyola09
February 18th 2013
249 Comments


They should be happy 2/3 of Blink is still going and they didn't cancel the shows.

Gwyn.
February 18th 2013
15463 Comments


Understandable.

Hopefully they'll put up a good show anyway.

sleepdirt
February 18th 2013
362 Comments


Bob Barker must be rolling over in his grave.

ChopSuey
February 18th 2013
2392 Comments


I don't blame him

Mickeymau5
February 18th 2013
1614 Comments


"The amount of backlash poor Travis is getting for this is absolutely disgusting. I'm happy the band still coming out though.
"

Wheres the backlash?

JAXETA
February 18th 2013
794 Comments


They didn't cheat death, they simply survived

drasticaction74
February 18th 2013
1782 Comments


Remarkable punk rock drummer replacements this month.
Blink 182 - Travis Barker = Brooks Wackerman
The Vandals - Josh Freese = Derek Grant from Alk3

this year rules

c0nf1n3d
February 18th 2013
289 Comments


It's understandable for sure.

MyNameIsPencil
February 18th 2013
791 Comments


Can't blame Travis, hell I'd never wanna fly again after what happened.

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J0ckstrapsFTW
February 18th 2013
3665 Comments


Ya I would never fly again that's for sure

dawija1017
February 18th 2013
603 Comments


Another misleading title....the tour isn't being cancelled...Travis just isn't playing in it.

TrstN01
February 18th 2013
800 Comments


"Wheres the backlash?"

His Facebook. Tons of people are calling him a pussy, and I literally saw some saying he should have just died in the crash so they wouldn't be disappointed that he dropped off the tour.

Gwyn.
February 18th 2013
15463 Comments


"His Facebook. Tons of people are calling him a pussy, and I literally saw some saying he should have just died in the crash so they wouldn't be disappointed that he dropped off the tour."

"Malcolm Stoney I still haven't gotten over the horrific events that took place on your last album."

Ok I admit this made me lol a little

Spec
February 18th 2013
27545 Comments


I'd probably be a little uncomfortable with flying as well.

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fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


"Travis Barker Leaves Tour"
"Travis Barker Out of Tour"
"Travis Barker Pussies Out"

bam, take your pick

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


mm

The remaining members will continue on as expected with a temporary replacement to fill in so they can still play instead of cancelling the shows.

nope

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


I'm not whining man I'm just saying there could've been better ways to word it

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


I don't think you know what cancel means and I'm not being bitchy stop being so sensitive come on

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


I'm chillin here idk what you're talking about

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


no man don't do that it's bad enough having my brother play fucking minecraft on it half the time

conesmoke
February 18th 2013
5325 Comments


Well, you mine shit. Then craft shit.

fish.
February 18th 2013
22201 Comments


literally no idea that kid is crazy

joshieboy12345
February 18th 2013
5377 Comments


Can't blame him. Very suitable replacement though.

VanitySeason
February 18th 2013
396 Comments


'Wow grow some balls.'

you go get in a plane crash which kills one of your best friends and then come back and say that.

RevenantBlue
February 20th 2013
136 Comments


I admire that he would have the balls to even consider flying after what happened to him

Mickeymau5
February 20th 2013
1614 Comments



"His Facebook. Tons of people are calling him a pussy, and I literally saw some saying he should have just died in the crash so they wouldn't be disappointed that he dropped off the tour."

"Malcolm Stoney I still haven't gotten over the horrific events that took place on your last album."

Ok I admit this made me lol a little"


lol



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