Yellowcard cancel UK tour

The band pull their shows this month

Yellowcard have been forced to cancel their upcoming December UK tour.

The band were due to play four shows this month but have pulled the dates due to singer Ryan Key being unable to fly due to ill health.

Key has issued a statement, saying: “I am sorry that we have to cancel our UK shows. There is nothing worse than disappointing our fans that want to come out to see us play. I can’t fly until I am better and I am at risk of needing surgery on my vocal chords.”

He added: “If I stay home now and take the time to get better I can avoid this risk and come out next year for our UK tour. From the band and myself please accept our deepest apologies and we promise to see you in 2006.”

Yellowcard were scheduled to play London’s Electric Ballroom on December 15 before heading to Birmingham Irish Centre (16), Glasgow Garage (17) and Manchester Academy 2 (18).

However, all fans will be offered a full refund for their tickets and the band have announced the following dates for March 2006:

Bristol Academy (March 1)

London Astoria (2)

Manchester Academy (4)

Newcastle University (6)

Glasgow Academy (7)

Nottingham Rock City (9)

Birmingham Academy (10)

Norwich UEA (11)

Tickets for the December tour cannot be exchanged for the March dates.

For ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

Yellowcard release their second album ‘Lights And Sounds’ on January 23.