White Stripes cancel upcoming dates

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DETROIT -- The White Stripes have canceled upcoming tour dates "due to health issues."

"Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time," the duo said Tuesday in a posting on their Web site. "We hate to let people down and are very sorry."

A representative for the White Stripes declined comment Wednesday.

Drummer White and singer-guitarist Jack White are touring to promote their latest album, "Icky Thump."

Shows set for this month in Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; San Diego; Inglewood, Calif.; and Berkeley, Calif., have been canceled.

Ticket holders can get refunds at the point of purchase, the Web site said.
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