Japanese artist calls off North American jaunt

Cornelius has announced the cancellation of his North American tour next month due to concerns related to swine flu.

The Japanese electro artist issued a statement today (April 30) stating that the tour was called off due to “Swine Flu concerns and increased governmental travel restrictions.”

“Our deepest sympathies to all of those affected directly or indirectly by this virus,” he added.

The band intend to return to North America in 2010, upon the release of Cornelius‘ forthcoming album. No information about ticket refunds has yet been given.

The cancelled tour dates are as follows:

Mexico City, Mexico (May 8)
Guadalajara, Mexico (9)
San Francisco, CA (12)
Santa Cruz, CA (13)
Los Angeles, CA (14)
Pomona, CA (16)

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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