BLINK-182 fans have been left disappointed as the band have cancelled their Bournemouth date just hours before the show.

Tickets sold out immediately for the punk pop favourites, who were due to play a date at the BIC tonight.

But a short statement issued on behalf of the band this morning said the show had been cancelled due to illness.

It read: "It is with deep regret that Blink-182 have to cancel their show this evening at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) due to band illness, on doctors advice.

"Refunds will be available from point of purchase. The shows at the 02 in London will go ahead as planned."

The date was part of a huge UK tour, hot on the heels of the band's number one UK and US album California. It is not yet know if the band will re-schedule the show.

The trio were due to be supported by Frank Turner and The Front Bottoms.