Travis Barker Rocks the Run and Wellness World Before Blink-182’s Biggest Show Ever

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Don’t be fooled by the punk rock persona, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is inspiring fans with a pre-concert fitness routine that emphasizes both physical and mental well-being. This focus on wellness coincides with the band’s ongoing “One More Time” tour, and it all came to a head with the inaugural Run Travis Run event.

Travis Barker Rocks
Travis Barker Rocks

From Tragedy to Triumph: Barker’s Running Journey

The story behind Run Travis Run is one of incredible resilience. In 2008, Barker experienced a plane crash that left him with severe burns on over 70% of his body. Doctors expressed doubt about his ability to walk or drum again. Fueled by an unwavering determination, Barker embarked on a journey of physical rehabilitation. What began with short walks gradually transformed into a daily running habit.

This dedication to running culminated in Barker conquering his first half marathon last year, along with participating in several 5Ks. The supportive and inclusive nature of the running community deeply resonated with him, and it’s this very spirit that forms the foundation of Run Travis Run.

Run Travis Run: A Celebration of Fitness and Community

The inaugural Run Travis Run event kicked off on a Saturday morning at the Kia Forum parking lot in Los Angeles. This 5K run offered fellow fitness enthusiasts the opportunity to join Barker in a shared challenge.

But Run Travis Run wasn’t just about pounding the pavement. The event offered a holistic approach to wellness, featuring fitness classes, mindfulness workshops, interactive activities, and even on-site food trucks to keep participants fueled.

Kourtney Kardashian, Barker’s wife, joined the festivities but opted for a more leisurely pace compared to her husband’s athletic strides. She was accompanied by friends who cheered her on, and the cameras were rolling to capture the experience for the family’s Hulu reality show, “The Kardashians.”

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The success of the Los Angeles event has paved the way for a New York City edition scheduled for July 21st at Citi Field in Queens. Later that evening, Blink-182 will take the stage at the very same venue, showcasing their musical prowess. Proceeds from the Run Travis Run events benefit the Boys & Girls Club, a worthy cause that empowers young people.

Travis Barker: A Beacon of Inspiration

In a heartfelt statement, Barker shared his personal story and the motivation behind Run Travis Run: “After my accident in 2008, more than 70 percent of my body was burnt. I was told by doctors that I may never be able to walk or drum again, so I set out to prove everybody wrong, including myself. What started with short walks turned into short runs every day.”

Barker’s journey is a testament to the power of the human spirit. His unwavering determination and commitment to physical and mental well-being serve as a beacon of inspiration for anyone facing adversity.

“This past year I ran my first half marathon and participated in a few 5Ks. The running community is massive, and I loved how everyone from all walks of life ran together and supported one another. This is what Run Travis Run was built off of, and we’re only getting started.”

This powerful message underscores Barker’s commitment to building a supportive and inclusive community through Run Travis Run.

Blink-182 Rocks SoFi Stadium with Sold-Out Show

Following the Run Travis Run event, Barker rejoined his Blink-182 bandmates, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, for a monumental concert at SoFi Stadium, located right next to the Kia Forum.

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The energy was electric as the band delivered a powerful performance to a sold-out crowd of 80,000 fans. This historic show marked Blink-182’s biggest stadium performance to date, solidifying their status as rock legends.

Fans were treated to a setlist packed with the band’s iconic hits, including “All the Small Things,” “I Miss You,” and their latest single, “One More Time.” The band even surprised the audience with a playful mid-song snippet of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” seamlessly woven into their classic track “Dammit.”

Celebrity attendees like Kourtney Kardashian, Megan Fox, and Machine Gun Kelly added to the star power of the event.