STEREOPHONICS CANCEL US TOUR

The band axe the dates for now "as a mark of respect" to the victims of the US terrorist activity - and REM have also been offering their condolences...

STREOPHONICS are the latest band to pull out of live commitments in North America as a result of this week’s terrorist activity.

The Welsh rockers were due to fly out to the US this week for a series of dates, intended to promote their current album ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’. However, the dates have been postponed.

A statement reads: “As a mark of respect to the families and friends of the innocent victims injured in the horrific attacks in the US, Stereophonics regrettably have cancelled their US tour dates which were scheduled to start in Chicago this Friday (September 14).

“Kelly, Richard and Stuart and their production team send their condolences and hope to be in a position to reschedule the dates soon.”

The postponed shows are at: Chicago Metro (September 14)

Toronto Warehouse (15)

New York Irving Plaza (18)

Boston Avalon (20)

Philadelphia Theater of the Living Arts (21)

San Francisco Golden Gate Park (23)

Elsewhere, more bands are reacting to the terrorist activity on Tuesday (September 11) in New York and Washington.

In a statement on the official REM website, www.remhq.com, the group claim that the world has been “changed forever”.

They wrote: “It is hard to know what to post on a day like this, definitely the saddest one any of us have ever experienced. On so many levels, our world is changed forever, and it was pretty shaky anyway. The office has been getting calls inquiring as to the guys and staff, and we are all fine…other than the grief and sadness overwhelming everyone right now. Needless to say, our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to the many people horribly affected by the mindless violence yesterday.”