Bloc Party cancel US tour

Matt Tong's condition forces the band to axe remaining dates

Bloc Party have cancelled the remainder of their US tour with Panic! At The Disco after drummer Matt Tong suffered a collapsed lung last week.

The move comes after doctors advised the sticksman not to travel or play in order to give his lung time to heal.

Frontman Kele Okereke said, “We would like to apologise to all of our fans here who won’t be able to see us on this tour. We were looking forward to playing in a number of American cities that we’ve never been to before, however, Matt‘s health is our number one priority right now.”

Ticket refunds will be available at point-of-purchase and all ticket holders are advised to return their tickets within the next week.

The cancelled dates are:

Toronto Ricoh Coliseum (November 16)

New York Rochester Gordon Field House (17)

Lowell Paul E. Tsongas Arena (18)

Philadelphia Wachovia Center (19)

Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (21)

Chicago UIC Pavilion (22)

Minneapolis Target Center (24)

St. Charles County Family Arena (25)

Council Bluffs Mid America Center (26)

Denver Magness Arena (28)

Salt Lake City E Center (29)

Portland Memorial Coliseum (December 1)

Vancouver Pacific Coliseum (2)

Seattle Everett Events Center (3)

San Jose HP Pavilion (5)

Long Beach Arena (6)

Glendale Arena (7)

Las Vegas Orleans Theatre (8)

San Diego ipayOne Center (9)