Grieving Blink 182 Pulls Out of Concert

DJ AM (left) and Travis Barker

Chris Pizzello/AP

updated 08/31/2009 AT 5:40 PM ET

originally published 08/31/2009 AT 5:45 PM ET

After struggling through a weekend show, Travis Barker’s band Blink 182 pulled out of a Saratoga, N.Y., concert Monday, citing the “circumstances surrounding the unfortunate and untimely passing of our dear friend Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein.”

Performances by Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French were set to continue as planned along with “some special surprises,” Blink 182 said in a statement. “We thank all of our fans for their support in this tough time.”

Barker, who had been a fellow survivor with Goldstein of a plane crash last year, made it through a difficult performance on Saturday in Hartford, Conn., with a moment of silence dedicated to the celebrity DJ.

Over the weekend, Barker posted a message on Twitter about the passing of his pal. “I’ll never forget everything we’ve been thru and every time i play the drums i’ll think of you,” he wrote. “My brother is gone. i love u and miss u, i’ll never forget all the good times we had.”
Mike Fleeman


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