Blink-182 tour dates cancelled because drummer needs op

Travis Barker
Drummer Travis Barker needs surgery on his tonsils

Blink-182 have cancelled some of their US tour dates because their drummer needs an emergency tonsil operation.

Travis Barker will have surgery to remove his tonsils, but also requires time off afterwards to recover.

On the the band's website there was an apology to fans "for any inconvenience".

Only two of the US tour dates in May can be rescheduled, while the remaining six will be cancelled without being rescheduled.

Concerts on 10 and 11 May at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, have been rescheduled for 13 and 14 September.

All previously sold tickets can be used for the new dates.

Refunds are available at point of purchase.