Snow Patrol have been forced to postpone the remainder of their North American tour because frontman Gary Lightbody is having trouble with polyps on his vocal chords. A number of shows had already been cancelled, but organisers hoped that the singer would recover in time for at least some of the dates, but Lightbody has now been advised to rest his voice until mid-July. The tour was set to finish on 27 June in New York, but the dates will all be rescheduled for September.
In a recent post on the snow patrol website, Lightbody wrote: “It is completely my fault for not taking better care of my voice. The voice is an instrument and I should learn to take care of it as such. When I have it back and working again I won’t take it for granted anymore.”