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The White Stripes cancel UK tour

The White Stripes

Story by Jack Foley

THE White Stripes have called off their UK tour following the announcement that drummer Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety.

The announcement comes just days after the band shelved a series of US dates in support of their new album Icky Thump.

In a statement to fans, the band has apologised, stating: “We hate to let people down and we are very sorry.”

The eight date UK arena tour was due to kick off in Glasgow on October 24 and wrap up in London, at the O2 Arena, on November 2.

It would have been Jack and Meg’s biggest tour yet following the success of the No.1 album Icky Thump. But Meg’s condition means she is unable to travel between concert venues.
Fans with tickets are advised to obtain refunds from the point of purchase.

The Detroit based group has been growing in popularity since scoring their first UK No.1 album in 2003 with Elephant, which in turn produced their first UK Top 10 hit Seven Nation Army. Amazingly, the duo have yet to reach the top spot in the States.

Lead singer Jack is currently recording a second album with side project The Raconteurs.

  1. Maybe they are working too hard. Trying to do what most bands do in 2 years, in a one year time frame. It’s probably burnt the poor girl out.

    Brian    Sep 18    #