Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:15am by  
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The Vaccines scrap Japanese and North American tours due to Young's throat problems

Following their recent cancellation of European shows, The Vaccines have now been forced to call off further dates in Japan and North America due to ongoing issues with vocalist Justin Young's throat.

The band rocked Reading and Leeds festivals over the weekend and were scheduled to perform around "North America in September and Japan and Europe in October", but have today (August 31) released a statement that explains these gigs can no longer go ahead as planned:

"Unfortunately, the doctor has now confirmed that, this week, he will be operating on my (Justin Young) throat for a third time this year."

"In a bid to allow my throat to recover and rehabilitate completely, we will be cancelling all shows, including our trips to North America in September and Japan and Europe in October."

He did, however, reassure fans that the gigs will be rescheduled and he plans to make up for the cancellations after undergoing "the best vocal therapy available":

"We will resume with our touring commitments in Paris on October 26th before supporting our friends the Arctic Monkeys here in the UK. This allows me to have eight weeks of the best vocal therapy available, allowing the best possible chance of complete recovery."

Watch The Vaccines perform 'Norgaad' from Reading festival here: