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June 17th, 2004
VELVET REVOLVER Cancel Austin Show, WEILAND Ordered To Rest His Voice + New VR single + more
VELVET REVOLVER have been forced to postpone tonight's show in Austin, Texas after lead singer Scott Weiland was advised by his doctor to give his voice 24 hours rest, according to ZRock.com.

Scott reportedly developed a secondary infection as a result of taking antibiotics for bronchitis while he continued to sing. "Because he continued to perform, Scott has developed inflammation of the vocal chords," stated ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Joe Sugerman. "To avoid damage, he needs 24 hours of voice rest. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow."

VELVET REVOLVER were due to perform at Stubb's in Austin, Texas. A possible make-up date may take place in October, according to a posting on the Stubb's web site.

CNN article about "Contraband" going to #1.

Rolling Stone article about the band can be read here.

Some other VR news:

The next single from "Contraband" will be "Fall To Pieces". It will be sent to radio in August and the video is expected to premiere week 33.

The band's European tour will start on August 8th (in Denmark) and end on September 13th. Some of the tour dates have been announced already and the full tour is expected to be announced early next week.

Source(s): http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/ , http://www.cnn.com , http://www.rollingstone.com  
Thanks to: Nick, Jim, Fretzo, You know who you are 
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