Manic Street Preachers Nix Summer Tour

The Manic Street Preachers have pulled the plug on its scheduled three-week tour of America with Remy Zero because of an unspecified illness to the mother of Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield.

Reached in the U.K., management for the Manics confirmed that the North American outing, which was scheduled to kick-off in July 15 in Atlanta and conclude on August 4 in West Hollywood, had been postponed and that the Welsh trio was hoping to reschedule the dates for later this year.

The Manics were launching the tour to support the belated U.S. release of the "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours" LP, which was issued on June 8, some nine months after first being released in the U.K. and Europe.

Over the weekend, the Manic Street Preachers closed out the annual T in the Park music festival in Kinross, Scotland, an event organizers estimate drew some 50,000 audience-goers.