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White Stripes Cancel Fall U.S. Tour

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

Refunds are available at points of purchase. For now, a nine-date tour of the United Kingdom, beginning Oct. 24 in Glasgow, is still on the books.

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)