Eclectic-pop group the eels are canceling their remaining U.S. tour dates in San
Francisco on Friday (Nov. 13) and Los Angeles on Saturday due to the death of
singer/songwriter E's mother. They will finish their U.K. tour, running Tuesday-
Dec. 5, as scheduled. Plans for the tour -- supporting their recent release, Electro-
Shock Blues -- previously had been described as "up in the air" by a publicist at the
band's Geffen label.