You Me At Six’s lead vocalist Josh Franceschi has always blown me away with his soaring vocals, which perfectly complement the upbeat, lush instrumentation of his band’s infectiously upbeat songs. Unfortunately, it looks like Franceschi has been pushing his voice a little too hard as You Me At Six just announced they will postponed their North American tour due to Franceschi’s “vocal exhaustion.”

An official statement from the band explained that following more than a year of straight touring, Franceschi is “suffering from vocal exhaustion and is under doctor’s orders to rest his vocal cords for a minimum of four to six weeks” and expressed the group’s disappointment in the “unavoidable postponement” of their upcoming North American tour, which was due to start in LA on April 21st.

While it is a letdown that fans will have to wait until at least September 15th (the new start date for the tour) to see You Me At Six, it’ll be worth it to see the band perform at the high-energy level for which they’re known. The new shows will be announced within the next seven days, and all VIP & GA tickets for the tour will be valid for the rescheduled shows, which will now run from September 15th through October 20th. No word yet if the original supporting bands Deaf Havana, Stars In Stereo, and The Downtown Fiction will rejoin the band on the new dates.

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