Alter The Press!

Slider

Travis Barker Not Joining Blink-182 On 2013 Australian Tour

Blink-182 have announced that drummer Travis Barker will not be joining the band on their upcoming Australian tour due to his fear of flying.

The band have confirmed that Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) will replace Barker.

A statement from Blink can be found by clicking read more.

"The trip to Australia was planned during our European tour last summer. The band knew the chances of Travis overcoming his fear of flying, which was magnified after the horrible plane crash in 2008, would be a challenge, but we wanted to play for our fans in Australia nonetheless. The three of us tried all measures to get us all there in full form. Travis has been working to overcome his fear of flying. Since we now know we have to make the trip without Travis our friend Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) has stepped in. We love our fans in Australia so canceling was not an option so we still plan to come and play some kick ass shows. Mark, Tom, and Travis"