Travis Barker and Blink 182 to hit the UK next year?

According to UK punk website drummer extraordinaire Travis Barker and reformed pop-punkers Blink 182 have confirmed to MTV they will tour Europe in 2010. The band's bassist Mark Hoppus said: "All three of us have agreed to go over to Europe in the next year, so we're going to start planning that out." It is also rumoured the band has been approached to play the Reading/Leeds Festival next year.

It will be interesting to see how the tour dates pan out considering Barker's harrowing flying experience last year. Will the band bus it through Europe like they are doing on the current US/ Canada tour? And will Travis be bringing his flying drum riser along for the ride? Watch this space.

Chris Barnes

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