Strep Throat Halts Squirrel Nut Zippers Tour

April 11 [16:30 EST] -- Squirrel Nut Zippers, who are hotter than Hades with their video clip for "Hell," have canceled a four-city tour, starting with a Pittsburgh show over the weekend.

It seems singer Tom Maxwell has strep throat, and singer-guitarist Katherine Whalen has bronchitis.

The band hopes to reschedule the dates, and to be able to resume the tour as scheduled down south at the end of the month.

The Zippers, a seven-piece out of North Carolina, have finally found a wider audience courtesy of the infectious calypso ditty "Hell," which has spawned a Buzz Clip video. For more on the band, watch MTV News throughout this week, and catch MTV's "Week In Rock" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.