Blink 182 was forced to cancel their scheduled concert tonight in Saratoga, NY. Travis Barker and the band played their show as planned in Hartford, CT over the weekend, but admitted it was a major struggle given the untimely death of DJ AM.
Bassist Mark Hoppus said from the stage: "This night is really hard for us on stage. We lost a dear friend yesterday. His name was Adam Goldstein. You probably know him as DJ AM. He was an innovator and a genius and he loved music more than anything else. Above all he was a dear friend."
The band also asked for a moment of silence as they dimmed the lights to recognize DJ AM. But it was just too hard to go on today, so Blink 182 pulled out of their show.
A statement on their website reads: “Due to circumstances surrounding the unfortunate and untimely passing of our dear friend Adam DJ AM Goldstein, blink-182 will not be playing tonight in Saratoga, NY at SPAC. Performances by Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French will take place as planned along with some special surprises. We thank all of our fans for their support in this tough time.”
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."
Our thoughts are with all of DJ AM’s close friends and family during this difficult time.