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Barker's Broken Arm Upends (+44) Tour
Travis Barker's broken arm has forced his new band, (+44), to juggle its debut North American tour.Travis Barker's broken arm has forced his new band, (+44), to juggle its debut North American tour. The trek was due to begin Oct. 13 in San Diego but will now kick off Nov. 8 in Tampa, Fla., after Barker broke his arm during a recent video shoot. A host of rescheduled dates will take place in December, with details to be announced.
Barker wrote on his MySpace.com page that he'd actually made the injury worse by unknowingly playing shows with a broken arm for three weeks. "I've been told to eat meat and change my diet (I've been a vegetarian for 16 years) [because] it's making my bones weak. I never thought I'd break a bone from playing my drums too hard/too long."
As previously reported, (+44) features Barker and ex-Blink 182 colleague Mark Hoppus, in tandem with ex-Nervous Return member Shane Gallagher and Craig Fairbaugh, who played with Barker in the Transplants. The group's debut, "When Your Heart Stops Beating," is due Nov. 14 via Interscope.
Here are (+44)'s tour dates:
Nov. 8: Tampa, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
Nov. 9: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Nov. 10: Atlanta (Roxy Theatre)
Nov. 12: Philadelphia (TLA)
Nov. 13: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Nov. 14: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Nov. 17: New York (Webster Hall)
Nov. 19: Boston (Avalon)
Nov. 21: Toronto (Phoenix)
Nov. 22: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)