Blink-182 to tour without Travis Barker next year
July 12th, 2012
Blink-182 might be forced to tour Australia without drummer Travis Barker next year. The pop-punk veterans, who are currently touring Europe, recently booked a tour Down Under in early 2013, but Barker says he will not be joining bandmates Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus.
After surviving a serious plan crash in 2008, which took the life of fellow passenger DJ AM, Barker has developed a fear of flying and says that as a result, he is unable to sit through long plane rides. Naturally, the 24-hour flight to Australia is out of the question then.
He tells Red Bulletin, “It’s hard to say what the band could do or what its potential is, because I can’t really get everywhere.” He hopes to overcome his fears soon though, because he wants to set a good example for his children, who are also afraid of flying. “I’m contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia. I want to overcome that eventually. My kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.”
Blink-182, who released their first album in eight years with 2011′s Neighbourhoods, revealed earlier this year that they’re already working on another album. Other details have yet to be announced.
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Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 11:41 am by Melody and is filed under Blog, News.