A broken bone puts paid to a number of shows...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have been forced to cancel a number of dates on their UK and Irish tour.

The band have been on the road with the Cooper Temple Clause, dates that started with an NME Awards Show at the London Brixton Academy.

Guitarist Peter Hayes has broken his thumb and is due to fly back to the US this weekend for surgery. The dates will be rescheduled for a new date, and original tickets will be valid.

The dates are:

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (February 16)

Belfast Mandela Hall (17)

Middlesbrough Empire (19)

Preston Mill (20)

Sheffield Leadmill (21)

Tonight’s show in Leeds (February 13) is still going ahead.