Yesterday morning it was announced that sadly [tag]White Stripes[/tag] weren’t gonna be able to perform at this weekends 15-16 September Austin City Limits Festival due to unpublicized ‘health issues’ affecting Meg White. Guess all that touring had to leave some marks.
A few hours later a press statement was released on whitestripes.com, clearing what the so called ‘health issue’ was and revealing even more sad news for fans. Read on and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
“The White Stripes announced today that they are canceling their forthcoming tour due to health issues. Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time. “The White Stripes sincerely apologize to their fans. ‘We hate to let people down and are very sorry.’
“Fans can obtain refunds for their tickets at point of purchase.”
Thus all the remaining US shows scheduled are now canceled, there’s still no word of the UK October/November gigs, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they would get canceled too. Here’s how the WP tour dates look as of now:
September 13: Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium September 15: Austin, TX – Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival) September 16: Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q September 18: San Diego, CA – Coors Amphitheatre September 19: Inglewood, CA – The Forum September 21: Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre September 24: Anchorage, AK – George M. Sullivan Sports Arena September 26: Seattle, WA – Paramount Ballroom September 27: Seattle, WA – Paramount Ballroom September 28: Boise, ID – Idaho Center Theater September 29: Salt Lake City, UT – The “E” Center September 30: Jackson Hole, WY – Snow King Center
October 2: Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
October 3: Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Auditorium October 4: Lincoln, NE – Pershing Center Auditorium October 6: Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom October 7: Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom October 10: Honolulu, Hawaii – Neal S. Blaisdell CenterOctober 24: Glasgow, Scotland – SECC
October 25: Manchester, England – MEN Arena
October 26: Newcastle, England – Metro Arena
October 28: Birmingham, England – NEC
October 29: Cardiff, Wales – International Arena
October 31: Sheffield, England – Hallam Arena
November 1: Nottingham, England – Arena
November 2: London, England – O2 Arena