Jack White's broken left index finger has forced the White Stripes to cancel the dates on their scheduled summer tour, which was to have kicked off Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island. The outing was set to run through an August 10th show in the band's hometown of Detroit. The Stripes are planning to reschedule the shows, and their September U.S. tour dates will not be affected.
White broke the finger in three places in a car accident in Detroit July 9th. "Air bag, the air near my fingers, devil in my left hand, doctors say no way, lots of pain," he wrote on his band's Web site. "Made it through year of rock & roll death, got off with just a warning."
White Stripes' tour dates:
9/13: Berkeley, CA, Greek Theater
9/15: Vancouver, Plaza of Nations
9/16: Seattle, Seahawks Exhibition Center
9/17: Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
9/19: Denver, Fillmore Auditorium
9/22-23: Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
9/25: La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena