- 05 Sep 23
The rock band was supposed to perform at the 3Arena on 5 September. A rescheduled date has yet to be announced.
"Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States," read the announcement posted to the band's Twitter. "The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are being postponed."
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
Barker, who is married to Kourtney Kardashian, shared images believed to be from the Glasgow airport of a 'Prayer Room'. At the time he gave no other context as to what the emergency was, but further reports revealed that Kardashian had to go to the hospital for an undisclosed emergency. However, she has since been released from the hospital and is "feeling better".
Earlier this year, 44-year-old Kardashian announced she was pregnant with her and Barker's first child, by holding up a sign at a Blink concert.
The departure meant the band cancelled their highly anticipated dates in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin. The shows were set to be the first time the band returned to the UK and Ireland since the return of guitarist Tom DeLonge to its lineup. Many fans travelled far to attend the Irish dates and expressed their disappointment at the short-notice postponement.
As of now, no information has been shared on when the band will postpone the shows. They shared that the information would be provided to ticket holders as soon as the information was available.
Blink-182 is gearing up to release new music very shortly, the new album is apparently "only weeks away". Delonge claimed that the record is the "best album we’ve ever made" and will be the first full-length release since the band's original lineup reunion last year.