Rockers Anthrax have postponed a number of shows in Indonesia and Japan due to a family illness.
The band has axed dates in North Jakarta, Indonesia on 10 December (11) and several subsequent shows in Japan so drummer Charlie Benante can travel home to be with a sick relative.
Jimmy Reagan Fernandes, of Indonesian promoters Blade Indonesia, tells Tempo.co, "The (10 December) concert at Pantai Carnaval in Ancol, North Jakarta, Indonesia is not cancelled but is being rescheduled for March 31... Drummer Charlie Benante can't play the gig because a member of his family is sick."
Guitarist Scott Ian has also insisted the shows will be rescheduled. In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Not cancelled, postponed."