Atlantic recording group Jet has been forced to cancel two upcoming shows as lead singer Nic Cester has acute laryngitis. Doctors have ordered Cester to rest for four to five days. The cancelled dates – Philadelphia tonight, September 29th, as well as Toronto on Sunday, October 1st-will be rescheduled sometime in November. The rest of the band will still travel to Toronto for scheduled press and promotional activity. Jet’s tour will resume Tuesday, October 3rd in Los Angeles, where the band is scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “Shine On,” Jet’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s RIAA platinum-plus debut, “Get Born,” is set to land in stores on October 3rd.
A band statment notes: “In Australia, we say, ‘I am absolutely gutted’, when the gravity of the situation is overwhelming. After all the work we’ve done on ‘Shine On’ and on making this tour something special, all of us are very disappointed with the news of Nic’s laryngitis. Canceling shows is not something we take lightly at all. We had to make the tough decision this afternoon to cancel shows in both Philadelphia and Toronto-two cities we have played and loved playing in on numerous occasions. We promise to make these shows up as soon as Nic is recovered and we’re back on the East Coast. Once again, our sincerest apologies to all of our fans. When we return, it will of course be with a vengeance.” -Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Mark Wilson, Cameron Muncey and Stevie Hesketh