TRAVIS BARKER INJURES FOOT
BLINK-182'S TRAVIS BARKER INJURES FOOT
BAND FORCED TO CANCEL TOUR OF JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND HAWAII
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U.S. TOUR TO PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
Santa Monica, California, March 15, 2004 - blink-182 drummer Travis Barker injured his right foot on March 12th while on tour in Australia -- an injury that resulted in the cancellation of the remainder of the tour. With the band in the midst of a world tour promoting their new untitled Geffen album, and preparing to play that night in Adelaide, Australia, Travis fell. After seeking medical attention, doctors put a cast on his foot. Travis then reversed his drum kit and played the show that night, however, the band was forced to return home Saturday.
Said Travis, "I am seriously bummed that we couldn't play for our fans in Australia, Japan and Hawaii. It was just a freak accident. But it'll heal and we'll be back." To that end, Travis will be meeting with specialists today. Blink-182's untitled platinum-certified album shipped last November, and features the singles "Feeling This" and "I Miss You." With their latest CD on target to be another multi-million-selling smash, the band kicks off their solo headline U.S. tour in late April. Their co-headlining tour with No Doubt begins in Indianapolis on June 1, and wraps up in San Bernardino at the Hyundai Pavilion June 26.