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.

The two support acts will still be performing with a last minute show at the Old Fire Station.

PICTURES: Frank Turner's last-minute show at the Old Fire Station 

Singer Frank Turner announced on Instagram that he would be performing along with The Front Bottoms tonight.

Blink182 fans who have a ticket for the BIC concert will get in free until 7pm with entry priced £10 after 7pm for those with or without a Blink182 ticket.

Doors are at 6pm.