Blink-182 has called off a European tour for the second time in recent months after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge suffered a herniated disc in his back. The dates were due to begin Jan. 4 in Zurich and close Jan. 23 in Milan.
“Recently, I consulted a specialist and he informed me that I need to be off my feet and seeking treatment,” DeLonge said in a statement. “My condition may require surgery and I will be reevaluated in eight weeks. At that time, we’ll be able to make plans for the future.”
The European dates were originally put on hold in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Earlier this month, the pop/punk trio played at a series of radio-sponsored holiday concerts, and also appeared as presenters at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The group was to be touring behind its latest MCA album, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in late June and jumps 109-94 on this week’s chart.
Here are Blink-182’s canceled European tour dates:
Jan. 4: Zurich (Hallenstadion)
Jan. 6: Dusseldorf, Germany (Philipshalle)
Jan. 7: Berlin (Arena)
Jan. 8: Hamburg, Germany (Sporthalle)
Jan. 10-11: London (Wembley Arena)
Jan. 13: Dublin (Point Theatre)
Jan. 15: London (Docklands Arena)
Jan. 16: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
Jan. 17: Glasgow (SECC)
Jan. 18: Nottingham, England (Arena)
Jan. 20: Paris (Zenith)
Jan. 22: Munich (Zenith)
Jan. 23: Milan (Fila Forum)