Placebo have cancelled their entire North American tour after frontman BRIAN MOLKO fell ill with a virus he contracted in Asia.
The singer sparked fears for his health when he collapsed on stage at a concert in Tokyo, Japan earlier this month (Aug09).
The British band was due to start the U.S. leg of their tour on 12 September (09) in Portland, Oregon but they have now had to postpone the scheduled concerts to allow him to recover from a virus.
A statement from the band's management says, "This is pretty devastating for everyone - we've only ever cancelled three shows in Placebo's 14-year history, however Brian's health is paramount.
"Our sincere apologies go out to Placebo's loyal American fans who have waited a long time to see the band. We will try and do everything to re-arrange the dates as soon as possible."
Fans who have tickets to the U.S. shows can get a full refund from the point of purchase.