The US tour has been cancelled - but the frontman's gonna be fine by July...
KELLY JONES has been ordered by doctors to take a month off, but has assured fans this morning’s cancellation of a US tour will not affect STEREOPHONICS forthcoming summer shows in the UK.
In a statement issued to NME.COM this afternoon (May 2), Jones blames “four months of solid promotion and touring around the world” for the decision to cancel the North American dates, due to start in San Francisco on May 14.
The statement said: “At the end of four months of solid promotion and touring around the world, a run down Kelly Jones came down with a flu bug, which has led to a chest infection.
“His doctor advised a month off to clear this up, so Kelly will be fit and healthy to continue with shows and promotion from the beginning of June.”
The US dates will be rescheduled “imminently”, and Jones’ illness will not affect the band’s massive ‘Day At The Races’ shows at Castle Donington Racetrack (July 14) and Cardiff Millennium Stadium (21).
Stereophonics have also confirmed the second single from their new album ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ will be ‘Have A Nice Day’, released on June 11 via V2.
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