US rockers Blink-182 have pulled out of their Glasgow show just hours before they were due to take the stage.

The pop-punk band posted a statement on Instagram on Friday cancelling their show at the OVO Hydro that evening.

They also cancelled a second performance at the Hydro on Saturday, as well as upcoming shows in Belfast and Dublin.

The band wrote on social media: “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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The band's drummer Travis Barker is in a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, who announced she was pregnant with his baby in June.

Barker, 47, had been on stage at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles alongside the other members of the rock band.

Barker has been married twice previously, first briefly to Melissa Kennedy and then to actress and former Miss USA titleholder Shanna Moakler, with whom he shares two children.

The three piece also features Mark Hoppus on bass and vocals and Tom DeLonge on guitar and vocals.

The group shot to fame in the late 1990s with their third album Enema of the State. The follow-up, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, went straight in at number one on the US album charts.

In total, Blink-182 have sold more than 50 million records across the world.

After their Scottish and Irish gigs, which have now been postponed, they are due to continue on world tour. 

They have dates booked in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czechia, and Austria in September alone.