NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — With lead singer Tom Chaplin undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, the band has announced that it is canceling all North American tour dates, including dates that had been recently rescheduled.
In a statement on their website, band mate Tim Rice-Oxley said: "Obviously it's crucial that Tom is given the time to get better properly. With the first dates in America only a fortnight away, his doctors feel there is undue pressure on Tom to rush through rehab and get back out on the road. That's why, between the three of us, we've decided to cancel the North American tour. We'd like to apologize to the fans who've bought tickets, but we've done this in the best interests of our friend – which, ultimately, is in the best interests of the band too. At this stage we plan to go ahead with the tours of the UK and Europe in October and November. We'll be keeping in close touch with Tom and his doctors about how he's progressing and we'll keep you posted." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers.