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White Stripes Cancel Fall U.S., U.K. Tour Dates

The White Stripes have abruptly canceled their fall tour, after it was revealed that drummer Meg White “is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time.” The U.S. portion of the trek was to have begun tomorrow (Sept. 13) in Albuquerque, N.M., and wrap Oct. 10 in Honolulu.

Refunds are available at points of purchase. A nine-date tour of the United Kingdom, beginning Oct. 24 in Glasgow, has also been scrapped.

On Sept. 18, the Stripes will release a new single, “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told),” on CD and digitally. Both versions include a “frat rock” version of the track as well as an acoustic version of “A Martyr for My Love for You,” while the 7-inch vinyl, due Sept. 25, has just the latter cut as its B-side.

Here are the White Stripes’ canceled tour dates:

Sept. 13: Albuquerque, N.M. (Kiva Auditorium)
Sept. 15: Austin, Texas (Austin City Limits)
Sept. 16: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s BBQ)
Sept. 18: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
Sept. 19: Inglewood, Calif. (the Forum)
Sept. 21: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
Sept. 24: Anchorage, Ala. (William A. Egan Civic Center)
Sept. 26-27: Seattle (Paramount Ballroom)
Sept. 28: Boise, Idaho (Idaho Center Theatre)
Sept. 29: Salt Lake City (E CenteR)
Sept. 30: Jackson Hole, Wy. (Snow King Center)
Oct. 2: Rapid City, S.D. (Rushmore Plaza)
Oct. 3: Fargo, N.D. (Civic Auditorium)
Oct. 4: Lincoln, Neb. (Pershing Auditorium)
Oct. 6-7: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Oct. 10: Honolulu (Blaisdell Center)