Travis Barker Gives Up On Australian Tour

artist: Blink-182 date: 02/18/2013 category: upcoming tours

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Travis Barker Gives Up On Australian Tour
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has given up on their Australian tour because he can't overcome his fear of flying. His replacement will be Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman, who has also toured with Tenacious D. Barker's fear originates from a 2008 plane crash in which he survived. Four people died in the crash, including his friends Chris Barker and Che Still. DJ AM, the only other survivor, died of a drugs overdose the following year. In August last year, Barker pledged to overcome his phobia and fly to Australia to please Australian fans and to inspire his children. "I'm contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia," he said. "My kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it." Sadly, the tour is starting on Wednesday and he can't face the 24 hour flight, conscious or not. "I still haven't gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time I flew when my plane crashed and four people were killed, two being my best friends," he said. "I gave the band my blessing to take another drummer if they still wanted to do the tour without me. I hope to come to Australia again some day perhaps by ship if need be. Unfortunately, there wasn't a boat that worked with the schedule this time around. Once again I'm sorry to all the fans." Would you want to see Blink-182 without their famous drummer? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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