Blink-182 plan to bring Travis Barker to UK

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 June 2016
Travis Barker

Travis Barker

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has revealed he is planning to get his bandmate Travis Barker - who doesn't fly - over to the UK via an alternative mode of transport

Blink-182 will tour the UK with Travis Barker, according to Mark Hoppus.

The 44-year-old bassist-and-vocalist - who is also joined by co-vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba in the group - has revealed that he plans on bringing the drummer over the pond next summer, despite his fear of flying.

Asked if he plans on getting Travis over to the UK for a tour, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Yes absolutely. Right now we're making plans to try and come over next summer."

Travis' fear of flying stems from being involved in a plane crash in 2008 that left him with severe burns and almost saw him loose his life.

The 40-year-old percussionist has refused to board a plane ever since and will only travel via bus or boat.

Meanwhile, on what to expect from their forthcoming US tour, he said: "It's going to be a great time. Songs new, songs old, pyrotechnics, an amazing light show, the handsome chiselled jaw of [guitarist and vocalist] Matt Skiba, the muscular toned body shirtless of [drummer] Travis Barker, me trying to sing in key, and that's pretty much it."

Mark also revealed that Blink's seventh studio album 'California' will take the band back to their roots.

He said: "I feel like this album is a return to what Blink 182 is all about. I think that it is energetic, I think its angsty, I think its fun, I think that it is something you will put on before you go out and conquer the weekend."

And asked if there is any chance of former co-vocalist Tom DeLonge rejoining the band, after his departure last year, the 'I Miss You' hitmaker said he "hadn't thought about it".

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