British rockers Feeder have been forced to abandon the final three dates of their UK tour after frontman Grant Nicholas contracted a severe throat infection.

The TUMBLE AND FALL band had to walk offstage halfway through a gig in Brighton, England, on Friday (02DEC05), after Nicholas lost his voice.

Last night's (03DEC05) concert in Birmingham, England, was cancelled following the advice of a throat specialist. Two gigs in London, due to be held tomorrow (05DEC05) and Tuesday (06DEC05), have also been called off.

A spokeswoman says, "The band are really devastated and are really sorry for everybody who has tickets.

"Grant has just been told to rest and is under medical supervision."