The star is forced to call a halt to the dates due to illness...

RICHARD ASHCROFT has postponed all the dates on his forthcoming US tour due to illness, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

Ashcroft was due to start his US tour on Saturday (November 4) at the Chicago Double Door, and then play another nine acoustic shows throughout the rest of the month. However, the tour has now been postponed.

A spokesperson for Ashcroft told NME.COM: “We have no details as yet. Richard is not well and is at the doctors. We don’t want people to panic, the shows have been postponed, not cancelled.”

The affected dates are at: Chicago Double Door (November 4)

Detroit Magic Bag (5)

Toronto Opera House (7)

Boston Paradise (9)

New York Bowery Ballroom (11)

Philadelphia TLS (12)

Washington 9.30 Club (13)

Los Angeles Knitting Factory (15)

San Francisco Bimbos (17)

Vancouver Sonar (18)

More information regarding the US shows will be announced later in the day. It is currently unclear if the forthcoming UK shows will also be affected by Ashcroft’s illness, but NME.COM will keep you informed with any developments throughout the day.