Because of singer's sore throat...
Chris Taylor

12:39 30th September 2006

Aussie retro-rockers have been forced to cancel three upcoming gigs whilst singer Nic Cester recovers from acute laryngitis.

The revivalists were due to play Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Toronto over the weekend, but have now scrapped the dates after Cester was advised to rest his voice for five days.

Nic's sibling band mate Chris says, "In Australia, we say, 'I am absolutely gutted,' when the gravity of the situation is overwhelming. After all the work we've done on our new album, Shine On, and on making this tour something special, all of us are very disappointed with the news of Nic's laryngitis.

"Our sincerest apologies to all of our fans. When we return, it will of course be with a vengeance."

The vengeance is thought to resume in Los Angeles on Tuesday the 3rd of October.