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Published: 2011/07/15

Gomez Cancels North American Tour

Gomez have canceled the rest of their North American tour. The group’s co-lead singer Ben Ottewell has faced vocal problems recently and was ordered to rest his voice for two weeks. Though the announcement was made yesterday, the band performed at New York’s Terminal 5 as planned. Gomez members Tom Gray and Ian Ball split vocal duties throughout the night.

A message from the band says:

With great regret we must cancel the remaining 8 dates of our North American tour. After a couple of days battling vocal loss, Ben met with a specialist who determined that he must take the next two weeks to recover with absolute voice rest.

Our show at Terminal 5 tonight will take place as planned with Ian and Tom taking the vocal duties. We know it’ll make for a unique night.

For all our fans who have already purchased tickets to the cancelled concerts, please contact the venue for instructions on show refunds. Ian will perform solo sets supporting John Butler Trio in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Richmond.

We are intent on resuming our touring schedule upon receiving a clean bill of health from Ben’s doctors. We couldn’t be sorrier for this outcome. We really hope to see you soon!

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