Halford Cuts Tour Short -- Again

The tour gods are not smiling on Rob Halford's Two. First off, the former Judas Priest singer and his new band had to shorten their North American tour by nine dates late in May supposedly because they had to fly to Los Angeles to do a radio show. Now comes word out of the U.K. and Europe that the Two tour has been cut short on that side of the Atlantic as well.

A spokesperson from the venue of one of the group's key dates, London's Astoria 2, told MTV News that Two's July 2 appearance at the club has been canceled because of sluggish ticket sales. And press sources in Europe confirm that more than a week's worth of dates scheduled for Germany, France and Spain have now been called off as well.

The band had initially opted to tour overseas instead of appearing on the Ozzfest tour, reportedly at the request of their record label.

An agent for the group says that there are no immediate shows planned for the States at this time, and no tours are currently

being routed. The only glimmer of good news in all of this may be for guitarist John Lowery, who is reportedly doing double duty in David Lee Roth's band.

Roth has yet to announce a tour or a touring band, but he's been dropping heavy hints that a road trip for a group that includes Lowery is in the cards.