Depeche Mode 'cancel two US shows'
Published Aug 17 2009, 17:38 BST | By Tim Parks
Depeche Mode have cancelled two shows in California, it has been reported.
Lead singer Dave Gahan
was under doctor's orders to have "complete vocal rest" for their two postponed dates at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on August 12 and the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in San Diego on August 14, according to the San Diego Union Tribune
The band's current world tour, in support of their 12th album Sounds Of The Universe
, has previously been marred
with Gahan falling ill
prior to having surgery
to remove a cancerous tumour. Live Nation
stated that the two performances will not be rescheduled for later this year. However, the group are expected to play two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday.