BEAUTIFUL SOUTH SINGER NEEDS A LITTLE TIME ALONE

Jacqueline Abbott leaves for "personal reasons"...

Beautiful South singer JACQUELINE ABBOTT has been forced to pull out of a promotional tour of the US and Canada and return to the UK, NME.COM can reveal.

The singer, scheduled to play eight dates with the band ahead of the October 31 North American release of their new album ‘Painting It Red’, left the US at the weekend due to “personal reasons”.

A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that further details were unavailable at present.

Jacqueline had to come home for personal reasons,” she explained, “and so will miss the five dates on the tour. The rest of the band will complete the dates in her absence.”

The dates The Beautiful South will play without Abbott are:

Boston, Ma, Avalon Ballroom (October 22)

Toronto, Canada, The Warehouse at RPM (24)

Chicago, Il, Ppark West (25)

San Francisco, CA, Fillmore (27)

West Hollywood, CA, House Of Blues (28)