The Futureheads pull US tour

Band shelve dates after Barry comes down with tendonitis

The Futureheads have been forced to cancel their forthcoming US tour after singer Barry Hyde was struck down with tendonitis.

The band were due to kick off their jaunt in Seattle on Wednesday (October 4).

But they have had to shelve the tour after Barry came down with an inflamed left wrist.

Writing on their official website, guitarist Ross Millard added: “We are all deeply disappointed at having to pull the shows at such a late stage, but there is no way around it for us.

Barry has been advised to rest and as far as we can see, there is no way of us being able to make these shows work, given the state of his wrist.

“Apologies to the people with tickets – we promise to get out to the US at the next available opportunity.”

Despite the setback, Ross did confirm that the band’s UK tour will still go ahead.

The full list of dates are:

Preston 53 Degrees (November 25)

Glasgow ABC (26)

Sheffield Leadmill (27)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (29)

Warwick University (30)

Falmouth Princess Pavillion (December 2)

Portsmouth Pyramids (3)

Cambridge Junction (4)

London Astoria (5)

The band have also announced a one-off homecoming show at Newcastle Academy on December 20.

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.