Citing a drummer with mental health problems, The White Stripes has canceled its Sept. 24 rock concert at Sullivan Arena.
“Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time,” stated The White Stripes Web site.
The band’s latest album, “Icky Thump,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is approaching 1 million in sales.
The tour cancellation affects U.S. dates through mid-October. At this time, no dates have been rescheduled.
The White Stripes camp also posted a brief apology to fans: “We hate to let people down and are very sorry.”
Those who bought concert tickets can get refunds at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased via credit card will be automatically refunded to the card. Refunds will be available at the Sullivan’s box office starting noon Friday.