Rockers We Are Scientists have been forced to scrap four concerts on their upcoming U.K. tour as frontman Keith Murray struggles with vocal issues.
The Californian band is due to kick off its latest series of live dates next week (begs16Jul12), but the stars have decided to streamline their trek to ease the strain on Murray's voice.
A statement issued by the group reads, "We're saddened and annoyed and p**sed off and, to be honest, a little embarrassed to announce that we have to cancel a few of our upcoming shows.
"In recent weeks, during recording sessions that have mostly been thrilling and optimism-inducing, we've learned that Keith... is suffering from singing-throat issues that, while totally curable and not long-term-scary, have put some temporary restrictions on the use of his voice.
"We've made the choice, in the end, based on giving Keith's throat consistent breaks... To those of you who bought tickets to the Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester and Glasgow shows, we offer a sincere apology, and a sincere promise to make it up to you."
The tour will now begin on 21 July (12) when they play the Gloucester Park: Live event in south-west England.