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Blink-182 postpone UK and Ireland shows due to ‘urgent family matter’

The group were set to kick off their UK tour in Glasgow tonight (September 1)

Blink-182 (Picture: Press)

Blink-182 have announced the last-minute cancellation of upcoming shows in the UK and Ireland after drummer Travis Barker was forced to return home due to “an urgent family matter”.

The West Coast pop-punk icons were set to kick off their UK tour today (September 1) with a date at Glasgow’s OVO, before returning for further shows in Belfast and Dublin next week (September 4 -5).

A new update on the band’s Twitter page now confirms that all upcoming tour dates in September will now be rescheduled as Barker spends time with his family for the unspecified matter.

The shows were set to be the group’s first UK and Ireland dates since the return of guitarist Tom DeLonge, who shared a selfie earlier this week to confirm the group had arrived in Glasgow.

Rescheduled dates are yet to be announced, but their October shows – including dates in Manchester and London – are still set to go ahead at the time of writing.

The group first announced their return with DeLonge in October last year and are believed to working on their next studio album. DeLonge recently told fans that the upcoming project is their “best album yet”.