U.K. rock trio Stereophonics has postponed a two-week tour of North America due to an illness suffered by frontman Kelly Jones. The trek was due to kick off May 14 in San Francisco and close May 30 in

U.K. rock trio Stereophonics has postponed a two-week tour of North America due to an illness suffered by frontman Kelly Jones. The trek was due to kick off May 14 in San Francisco and close May 30 in New York, and was to come in support of the group's recent V2 album "Just Enough Education to Perform." The set debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and is at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart this week.

The group is hoping to make up the postponed dates later this summer. It is not known if Jones' illness will affect Stereophonics' international itinerary, which includes five dates opening for U2 in July and August.

Illness of another kind (this time, the foot and mouth disease plaguing European livestock) earlier forced the group to move a major July 21 performance at the U.K.'s Chepstow Racecourse to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. A similar show scheduled for July 14 at Donnington Park will go on as planned. The Black Crowes and Ash will be on the bill for both performances, with other acts to be announced.

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