By Jon Wiederhorn
Nearly dying in a plane crash could cause anyone to be deathly afraid of flying, but it has caused touring complications for Blink-182, whose drummer Travis Barker was seriously injured in a Learjet 60 crash in South Carolina in 2008.
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So Barker is searching for an alternate form of transportation so the band can tour Europe. “Travis is looking into the possibility of taking a boat from LA, which is a very long trip,” bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus told NME.
A long trip, indeed. The most convenient route from California to the UK would require two-and-a-half weeks of transportation, reported the Daily Star. “I’m on a bus for six days, travelling from LA to New York, and then I’m spending eleven days on a boat,” Barker said.
Blink-182 released their seventh album, California, on July 1. The band’s current North American tour runs through October 7 in Irvine, California.