Rock act Scars on Broadway has canceled its upcoming North American tour, which was scheduled to visit nearly 30 cities beginning Oct. 19 at the Masquerade in Atlanta.

In a message posted yesterday (Oct. 7) to the band's Web site, Scars on Broadway frontman Daron Malakian wrote, "I would never cancel a tour unless I had real reasons and personal things that require my undivided attention. The music of Scars will live on, but now is a time when aspects of my life need to be tended to. I hope all of you can understand."

In addition to the cancellation of the fall tour, Scars on Broadway has also called off an Oct. 14 performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which would've been the act's national TV debut.

There were no plans to reschedule the tour, according to Scars on Broadway's Web site. The band said it would issue refunds for tickets to the trek.

Scars on Broadway, which features System of a Down guitarist Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, released its self-titled debut on July 29 via Interscope. The set debut at No. 17 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 58,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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