Duran Duran Scrap Remaining Dates on North American Tour

Keyboard player Nick Rhodes is too ill to perform

August 29, 2012 10:40 AM ET
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Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.
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Duran Duran have scrapped the rest of their North American tour due to keyboard player Nick Rhodes' continuing illness, the group writes on their website. Dates for today at the Ravinia festal near Chicago and two Ontario shows on August 31st and September 1st will be affected. Duran Duran had previously canceled shows last weekend in Atlantic City, Pittsburgh and Kettering, Ohio.

"Rhodes, who has been unwell now for over a week, was advised by doctors today that he is not yet ready to perform, as he is still experiencing the same symptoms that have kept him from the stage for the last few nights," writes the band. "Nick held out all week, hoping that he would be well enough to perform again for these final few shows, but unfortunately the medical advice he has been given today requires him to continue to rest."

The band encourages fans to apply for refunds at the point of purchase, and confirmed they won't be able to reschedule the dates.

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