From The Jam have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour after drummer Mark Brzezicki quit the line-up.

The band, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, were set to start their string of shows Down Under in Perth on 31 January (13), but due to scheduling clashes between the group and Brzezicki's other project, Big Country, he felt unable to continue with the concerts.

A statement on the band's website reads, "Select Touring and Big Apachee regret to announce, due to the unforeseen exit of From The Jam's drummer Mark Brzezicki, From The Jam's upcoming Australian tour has been cancelled. Bruce and Russell (Hastings) announce that due to Big Country commitments, Mark can no longer continue with From the Jam. They want to thank Mark for his playing and friendship. We wish Mark all the best for the future and Big Country."

All tickets will be refunded.