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The Vaccines cancel fall tour

on August 30, 2011, 4:19pm

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The Vaccines have had one hell of a rookie year, but it has come at the cost of frontman Justin Young’s vocals. According to the band’s website, Young needs his third throat surgery of the year and as a result, the band has been forced to a number of upcoming tour dates, including their North American leg with Tennis.

In Young’s own words:

“Sorry to keep so many of you in the dark regarding our touring plans over the next few weeks, but we wanted to be sure of them before we spoke to you. Unfortunately, the Doctor has now confirmed that, this week, he will be operating on my throat for a third time this year. It was the wait for this decision, and no other reason, that meant we were able to complete commitments over this last week and why we will not be able to complete those in the coming weeks.

“In a bid to allow my throat to recover and rehabilitate completely, we will be cancelling all shows, including our trips to North America in September and Japan and Europe in October. We will resume with our touring commitments in Paris on October 26th before supporting our friends the Arctic Monkeys here in the UK. This allows me to have eight weeks of the best vocal therapy available, allowing the best possible chance of complete recovery.

“As I have said before, we understand any anger or upset, but we hope you all understand that we are completely devastated by this problem that has continued to plague us personally and professionally during the best year of our lives. Cancelling shows in exchange for repeated hospital visits plain fucking sucks. I know it may seem unfair that we continue to visit certain places whilst failing to visit your city or country, but touring is all we have ever wanted to do, so to suggest that we may not want to play a show, or that certain shows take priority over others, is not true. We are simply following the Doctor’s orders. You have our word on that. We need to be able to perform to the best of our abilities without doing permanent damage to my throat. I can assure you that if you grant us your understanding and your patience, we will be in your hometown to play for you in the very near future.”

The Vaccines intend to reschedule the canceled dates. We’ll update you when they do.

The Vaccines 2011 tour dates:
09/08 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
09/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
09/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (Musicfest NW)
09/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
09/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box *
09/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
09/18 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
09/22 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Popped! Music Festival
09/25 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert *
09/28 – Montreal, QC @ Corona *
09/30 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
10/20 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
10/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
10/25 – Cologone, DE @ Luxor
10/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena #
10/29 – London, UK @ O2 Arena #
11/01 – Cardiff, UK @ Motor Point Arena #
11/02 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena #
11/04 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena #
11/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Arena #
11/06 – Aberdeen, UK @ AECC #
11/08 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC #
11/09 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena #
11/17 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
11/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
11/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
11/21 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
11/23 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
11/24 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
11/25 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy
11/26 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
11/28 – Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
11/29 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
11/30 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
12/02 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
12/03 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
12/04 – Leamington Spa, UK @ The Assembly
12/06 – Eastbourne, UK @ Winter Gardens
12/07 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
12/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
12/12 – Cologone, DE @ Luxor
12/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
12/15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
12/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
12/18 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
12/19 – Brussels, BE @ AB Main Hall

* = w/ Tennis
# = w/ Arctic Monkeys

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