The Aussie rockers are forced to call a halt to their current jaunt...

Jet have been forced to cancel the last dates of their current Australian tour due to a “serious family illness”.

The band were due to play shows in Adelaide and Perth after completing dates along the east coast, including three sold-out shows in Sydney, over the last few weeks.

A statement released today (May 17) says: “It is with great regret and disappointment that Jet announce the cancellation of the final leg of their current Australian tour.

“Shows scheduled for Adelaide, Dunsborough, Perth and Fremantle will no longer take place as planned due to a serious family illness. The band sincerely apologises for any disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events. Jet fans have been out in force on ‘Thee Get Well Gone Revue’ and the band intend to repay the support by making up these shows at a later date.

Jet aim to tour Australia again sometime later this year and plan to reschedule shows in Adelaide and Perth.”

There is no news yet as to whetherJet’s sold-out show at London Brixton Academy next week (May 26) or European festival dates planned for later this month will be effected, however Australian fans have been advised they can receive refunds for the cancelled shows from the point of purchase.