Blink 182 Touring Australia Without Travis Barker, Who’s Filling In?

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Due to Travis Barker’s understandable fear of flying following a horrible plane crash in 2008, he will not be accompanying Blink 182 on their upcoming tour to Australia. Instead, Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion will be filling in on drums.

The band released a statement about the tour on Facebook yesterday. Read below for more information on this decision, and check out their upcoming tour dates on Facebook as well.

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

Anthony Galasso

A native of New Brunswick, NJ, Anthony graduated from Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies. He loves music, design, social networking and 'Rocky' movies. He also owns and operates his own clothing line, Breathe Atlantic.
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