Having already canceled their Monday show in upstate New York following the death of friend DJ AM, [artist id="783"]Blink-182[/artist] have now postponed the next two dates on their tour, as they continue to mourn.
In a statement posted late Tuesday (September 1) on bassist Mark Hoppus' blog, the guys announced they are rescheduling their Wednesday night show in Cleveland and their Thursday night show in St. Louis and, as a result, were reshuffling subsequent dates on the tour.
"After much thought and consideration, Blink-182 has rescheduled their next two shows in order for Travis Barker to mourn the loss of his dear friend Adam Goldstein," the statement read. "Blink-182 will now play St. Louis, MO on Sept 29 and Cleveland, OH on Sept 30. To accommodate the change, shows in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA have also moved to October 6th and 7th, respectively.
"All previously purchased tickets will be honored and the band will resume their current tour on September 4th in Kansas City, MO," the statement continued. "Travis, Mark and Tom would like to thank all their fans for their support during this difficult time."
Rumors of the postponement had been spreading throughout the day, starting when Taking Back Sunday guitarist Eddie Reyes — whose band has been opening for Blink on selected dates — tweeted that he was "home for three days" with his family and that he and his bandmates would "see you guys back in Kansas City."
Later, Alternative Press quoted "a representative for Weezer" (who are also on the Blink tour) that the Cleveland show had already been canceled and the St. Louis show was about to be.
A spokesperson for Blink-182 could not be reached for comment about the postponed dates.