Blink-182 Fan Arrested After Scam Leads To Crash At Travis Barker’s House

26 April 2023 | 12:52 pm | Mary Varvaris
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The fan was caught by Travis Barker's security and was arrested for trespassing.

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A Blink-182 fan was reportedly tricked into buying into an elaborate scheme that would allow her to meet Travis Barker.

As TMZ reports, the woman believed that she was talking to the real Travis Barker on social media, and the scammer told her to just go to his house to meet him.

After being turned away from the gated community Barker lives in, she ended up driving her car through the gates at Barker’s house before getting caught by the drummer’s security and arrested for trespassing.

Sources told TMZ that the famous musician wasn’t home when the incident occurred – he was busy rehearsing for Blink-182’s surprise headlining slot at Coachella weekend two, replacing the enigmatic R&B artist Frank Ocean after an ankle injury prevented him from performing.

A representative for Ocean said in a statement to Variety: “Frank Ocean will not be performing at weekend 2 of Coachella. 

“After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend 1. Frank Ocean was unable to perform the intended show but was still intent on performing, and in 72 hours, the show was reworked out of necessity. 

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“On doctor’s advice, [Ocean] is not able to perform weekend 2 due to two fractures and a sprain in his left leg.”

Blink-182 were a late addition to the 2023 Coachella line-up - as was James Blake, appearing on the event schedule, which was announced just days before weekend one of the mega festival began.

The band’s appearance at Coachella on Friday, 14 April, was the first time the classic lineup of Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge performed together in nine years.

Blink-182’s Coachella sets were packed with crass NSFW banter, Mark Hoppus looking happier than ever, and a trip down nostalgia lane.

You can catch blink-182 in Australia and New Zealand in February 2024.