Blink-182 to tour without Travis Barker?



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Travis Barker has admitted that his fear of flying could see Blink-182 draft in a replacement drummer for an Australian tour.

Replying to a Tweet from a fan asking when the band will tour Australia, Travis said: "Mark and Tom will be there in Feb of next year but with a full (sic) in drummer cause I don't fly. Sorry brotha."

The drummer recently told the Red Bulletin: "It's something I want to overcome for me, and my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.

"I'm contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia. I want to overcome that eventually. When I do, I think it's going to be Qantas. They never had a crash, never had a fatality, knock on wood."

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).