American rock band Blink-182 has cancelled their show hours before taking the stage at the OVO Hydro.

Drummer Travis Barker has been forced to fly home due to an "urgent family matter".

The band was due to take the stage for sold out shows this evening and on Saturday, September 2.

In a statement on Instagram, the pop-punk band said: "Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States.

"The Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin shows are being postponed.

"More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available."

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Barker's wife, Kourtney Kardashian, announced her pregnancy in June during a Blink 182 gig in Los Angeles.