Blink-182 have been forced to postpone the third run their “Kings the Weekend” Las Vegas residency shows at the Palms Hotel and Casino this weekend due to a medical emergency. The band announced on Thursday (June 14) that the gigs on Friday (June 15) and Saturday (June 16) were being put on hold because blood clots in drummer Travis Barker's arms.
“Friends, Travis Barker is suffering from blood clots in both arms and unfortunately cannot perform until cleared to do so by his medical team,” read a statement posted on the band's Facebook page. “The situation is currently being closely monitored. Due to this situation it is with great regret that the blink-182 'Kings the Weekend' Las Vegas residency dates this weekend must be rescheduled. New dates will be posted on the bands website shortly. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be available at point purchase.”
Earlier this month, the band canceled headlining appearances at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati (June 1) and the Colosseum Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario (June 2) as well as a third gig at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa (May 30) due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Their Vegas residency kicked f on May 26 and continued on June 8 and 9; upcoming residency shows are slated for June 23 and 24.
In the statement announcing the postponement this weekend's Vegas gigs Barker said, “Drumming is my life and it kills me that I can't perform for you guys this weekend. I hope to be back as soon as I can.”