The legendary pop punk rockers Blink-182 have just announced they will have to cancel a number of North American tour dates after Travis Barker had to undergo an emergency tonsillectomy.
The band are rescheduling some of the dates, but have pulled the vast majority as Barker is still recovering.
The full statement released by the bands website said:
The members of blink-182 have announced today the cancelation of all their May 2012 tour dates due to a medical emergency. Blink-182’s drummer, Travis Barker, requires an urgent tonsillectomy with a recovery period expected to extend beyond the scheduled tour dates. The band apologizes for any inconvenience as a result of these cancelations and thanks their fans for their ongoing support.
The May 10th and 11th concerts at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK have been rescheduled for September 13 and 14, 2012. All previously issued tickets will be honored on the new dates respectively. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
The following tour dates are cancelled and will not be rescheduled: May 15 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY; May 17 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH; May 18 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT; May 19 at The Bamboozle in Asbury Park, NJ; May 20 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA; and May 22 at Colisee Pepsi Arena in Quebec City, Canada. Refunds for these performances will be available at point of purchase.
There is still no word whether this will affect the bands UK tour taking off in June this summer.