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UPDATE: Bloc Party Cancels Tour After Drummer Suffers Collapsed Lung

ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bloc Party has announced the cancellation of the remainder of their current US tour with Panic! at the Disco due to drummer Matt Tong’s health after being admitted to an Atlanta hospital with a collapsed lung last Thursday night.

While Matt is on the road to recovery, doctors have advised that he not travel or play again for another few weeks in order to give his lung time to properly heal.

Frontman Kele Okereke says, “We would like to apologize to all of our fans here who won’t be able to see us on this tour. We were looking forward to playing in a number of American cities that we’ve never been to before, however, Matt’s health is our number one priority right now.”

Ticket refunds will be available at point-of-purchase. Ticket holders are encouraged to return their tickets within the next week. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

The cancelled dates are below:

11/16/06 Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum

11/17/06 Rochester, NY @ Gordon Field House (R.I.T.)

11/18/06 Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena

11/19/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center

11/21/06 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

11/22/06 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion

11/24/06 Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theatre at the Target Center

11/25/06 St. Charles, MO @ St. Charles County Family Arena

11/26/06 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center

11/28/06 Denver, CO @ Magness Arena/ U of Denver’s Ritchie

11/29/06 Salt Lake City, UT @ The E Center

12/1/06 Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum

12/2/06 Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum

12/3/06 Seattle, WA @ Everett Events Center

12/5/06 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

12/6/06 Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

12/7/06 Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena

12/8/06 Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Theatre

12/9/06 San Diego, CA @ ipayOne Center