Facts of Travis Barker
|Full Name||Travis Barker|
|Birth Name||Travis Landon Barker|
|Profession||Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Birth City||Fontana, California|
|Father Name||Randy Barker|
|Mother Name||Gloria Barker|
|Spouse||Melissa Kennedy (divorced) Shanna Moakler (divorced)|
|Relation With||Rita Ora|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||Fontana High School|
|Date of Birth||November 14,1975|
Travis Barker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer who is best known as the current drummer of the rock band Blink-182.
The 45-year-old drummer has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip hop artists and is a member of rap-rock group Transplants. He also founded the rock bands +44 and Box Car Racer and recently joined the rock band Antemasque and punk band Goldfinger.
Learn More About Travis Barker’s Journey To Fame & Fortune
Following his high school graduation, he worked as a trash man and played with the punk rock bands Snot. He later joined Feeble, a Fontana-based band where he met Chad Larson.
Larson co-founded the ska-punk group The Aquabats in 1994 and recruited Barker through his connection. Barker at that time only intended to fill-in for a few days but ended up joining the band. The group then went to record The Fury of the Aquabats!.
Following the release of the song, the band toured nationwide with San Diego-based band Blink-182. Blink-182’s drummer Scott Raynor announced his departure from the bank to his fellow members in February 1998, and Barker was enlisted to fill in for Raynor.
Travis’ first effort with Blink, Enema of the State, was released in June 1999 and skyrocketed the band’s stardom, making them the biggest pop-punk band of the era.
The album was a commercial success and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The band's fourth studio album entitled Take Off Your Pants and Jacket debuted at no.1 on the Billboard 200 and went triple platinum within three weeks. Likewise, the album sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
Here is a list of albums and earnings made by Blink-182 throughout the past few years:
|1997||Dude Ranch||$1.37 million|
|1999||Enema of the State||$5.85 million|
|2001||Take Off Your Pants and Jacket||$2.58 million|
On 1st July 2016, Blink released their seventh album titled California to critical and commercial success. They released their eight and the most recent album Nine on 20th September 2019 via Columbia Records. The album includes hit songs like Blame It on My Youth, Happy Days, Darkside, and I Really Wish I Hated Your.
Apart from the band, Travis released his debut solo record titled Give the Drummer Some in 2011. The album includes songs like Can a Drummer Get Some, Knockin, If You Want To, Raw Shit, Just Chill, and many more.
How Rich Is The Blink 182 Drummer Travis?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Travis is estimated at around $45 million, whereas, the Richest estimated his worth at around $85 million as of early 2020.
He reportedly owns a 7,196 square feet with 6-bedroom and 6-bathroom luxury residence in Calabasas, California. He purchased the house for $2.82 million back in 2017 and listed the property for rent for $27,500 per month as of 2019.
He reportedly owns another house in the same gated community.
He is currently sponsored by Orange County Drums and Percussion for drums, Drum Workshop for hardware and pedals, drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads.
In 2015, he collaborated with the BMX brand SE Bikes and produced the Big Ripper Famous model.
Apart from his professional lifestyle, Barker is also involved in several kinds of charities and events. Here are few of the foundations which he supports:
- Be the Change
- Dress for Success
- GOOD+ Foundation
- The Avril Lavigne Foundation
- Youth Emerging Stronger
Travis Is The Youngest Of Three Children
Travis Landon Barker was born on 14th November 1975 in Fontana, California, the United States of America to Gloria and Randy Barker. He is American as per is nationality and has mixed (English, Irish, and Italian) descent.
He grew up alongside his two elder sisters in Fontana, where he enrolled at Fontana High School.
Did Travis Barker Date Kourtney Kardashian?
In early-2019, Barker was rumored to be dating internet personality and the eldest sister of Kardash-Jenner clan, Kourtney Kardashian. However, Barker denied the rumors and addressed her as a dear friend.
He was first married to Melissa Kennedy. They tied the knot on 22nd September 2001, which lasted only nine months, unfortunately. Their divorce was officially finalized on 6th August 2002.
He then married actress and is USA 1995 titleholder Shanna Moakler on 30th October 2004. While still together, they shared two children: Asher Barker born on 9th October 2003, an Alabama Luella Barker born on 24th December 2005.
Travis filed for divorce from Moakler on 8th August 2006 after two years of marriage. Their divorce was made public as they used their MySpace pages to air their feelings on the matter.
Their divorce was officially finalized on 8th February 2008. As of June 2016, the former couple is on good terms and are successfully co-parenting their children.
In late 2015, Barker also dated actress and singer Rita Ora for a while.
Did You Know? Travis has a fear of flying an airplane.
Blink-182 Drummer Is Fond Of Tattoos
The 45-year-old musician has used his body as an empty canvas to fill in some extraordinary ink works. He reportedly has 28 tattoos in his body, which are inspired by his love for music, family, and religious belief.
He has numerous lucky charm symbols such as the number 7, a deck of cards and a rabbit's foot. As per Barker, his tattoos remind him of how far he has come into the entertainment industry and honors the most important people in his life.