A week after being forced to cancel several of their “Kings of the Weekend” Las Vegas residency shows, Blink-182 have made the tough decision of cancelling several more. On Tuesday (June 19), the California-founded band made the announcement that their upcoming “Kings of the Weekend” shows set to take place this weekend (June 23-24), have been postponed due to Travis Barker’s health.
“Unfortunately, we will need to reschedule the ‘Kings of the Weekend’ residency dates at the Palms Casino this week (June 23-24) due to blood clots in both of Travis Barker’s arms,” Blink-182’s cancellation statement reads.
“He has been ordered by his doctors to refrain from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel.”
Last week, the drummer took to social media to reveal that he had developed thrombophlebitis in his bilateral upper extremities, along with cellulitis. The condition causes blood clots in the veins of a person’s arms and legs.
In the statement, the band sounds optimistic that Barker will be better by early July, though they do not have any scheduled shows until late October.
“As it stands now, he will be prevented from playing until the beginning of July when everything will be re-evaluated.”
The letter goes on to assure fans that these cancelled shows will be rescheduled for a later date, though they do understand that some fans may not be able to make it to the newly announced shows.
“New dates will be posted on the band’s website shortly. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be available at point of purchase.”
Back in March, the trio announced they would become the first residency at the city’s newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort. According to a press statement at the time, Blink-182’s residency would be one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of its $620 million property-wide overhaul.
The band’s next scheduled “Kings of the Weekend” show will take place on Oct. 26.
The group’s Las Vegas residency comes a couple of years after the band released their last studio album, 2016’s California. Since the album’s release, the band has been alternating between touring nonstop and taking breaks to do other things including recording new music.