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Blink 182 Cancel Tour Dates Due to Drummer's Emergency Tonsillectomy

Blink-182 have announced the cancellation of several tour dates so that drummer Travis Barker can recover from an emergency tonsillectomy.

Among the cancelled shows is a headlining performance at the Bamboozle Festival, which takes place May 19 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. However, festival organizers have announced a replacement: New Jersey's own My Chemical Romance.

Blink-182's May 10 and 11 shows in Oklahoma have been rescheduled for mid-September.

The following shows have been cancelled and won't be rescheduled:

  • 5/15 Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY
  • 5/17 Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, NH
  • 5/18 Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
  • 5/19 Bamboozle Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
  • 5/20 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
  • 5/22 Colisee Pepsi Arena – Quebec City, Quebec

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.