Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo

Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, following a bout of laryngitis.

The tour is promoting the Nov. 20 release of "Bring It On Back," a new single out via Atlantic Records from the album "Shine On."

Problems for the band set in when Cester lost his voice during a New York show two weeks ago.

Cester will not require surgery. But he has since been advised to stop singing to rest his voice, which will help the small nodules disappear with specialist treatment.

A spokesperson said this means part of the European tour, from Oct. 14-25, has had to be postponed.

Those dates would have been for Paris' Elysee Montmartre (Oct. 14); Amsterdam's Melkweg (Oct. 15); Hamburg's Grosse Freiheit (Oct. 16); Berlin's Postbahnhof (Oct. 17); Munich's Muffathalle (Oct. 19); Treviso's New Age Club in Italy (Oct. 20); Milan's Rolling Stone (Oct. 21); Winterthur's City Halle in Switzerland (Oct. 22); Barcelona's Razzamataza in Spain (Oct. 24); Madrid’s Arena (Oct. 25); and Lille's Le Splendid in France (Oct. 27).

Paris' Elysee Montmartre show, originally on Oct 14, has now been rescheduled to Paris, Bataclan on Oct 27. Other rescheduled dates for the continental-Europe shows will be announced later.

But Cester is expected to be well in time for some European gigs and the tour's U.K. leg.

They comprise shows at the London’s Camden Barfly (on Oct. 26 for the BBC Electric Prom Live event); Lille's Le Splendid in France (Oct. 27); Cologne's Live Music Hall in Germany (Oct. 28); Newcastle's Carling Academy in the United Kingdom (Oct. 31); Glasgow's Barrowlands (Nov. 3); Manchester’s Carling Academy and Birmingham's Carling Academy (Nov. 4 and Nov. 5); and London's Brixton Academy (Nov. 7-8).

These delayed dates come after a couple of North American shows also needed to be rescheduled. They will now take place on Nov. 26 at The Guvernment in Toronto, and on Nov. 28 at Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia.

A statement from Chris Cester, band member and Nic's brother, said: "Everyone is extremely frustrated, no one more so than Nic. However, it is important to mention that we all feel this is a necessary evil, because ultimately, we just want Nic to return to full health so that we can make up the dates."

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