Sad to say that fans of music group The White Stripes, referring to those in Japan to be more specific, have to wait a bit longer to see their idol performs in the country. Due to "an acute vocal cord problem" afflicting singer-guitarist Jack White, the band unfortunately has to postpone scheduled tour dates there.
Explaining on the cancellation, a recent message on the band's Web site read "As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next two weeks. We sincerely apologize to our Japanese fans and friends and hope to reschedule dates as soon as we can."
The White Stripes actually was scheduled to play four concerts beginning Thursday Jan 12th in Tokyo and ending Monday Jan 16th in Nagoya, Japan. Though, the band will resume their tour Jan. 20 at the Big Day Out Festival in Auckland, New Zealand and then continue with five concerts in Australia, also with the festival.