Meg White's anxiety illness means band will take rest of year off

[b]The White Stripes[/b] have cancelled all of their show dates for the rest of the year – including their previously-scheduled [b]UK tour[/b].

Drummer [b]Meg White[/b] is reported to be suffering from acute anxiety, causing the band to cancel their US tour dates yesterday (September 13).

The tour was due to start in Glasgow on October 24.

However the band have now also announced that they will not play any more shows this year.

The full list of cancelled UK shows are:

Glasgow SECC (October 24)
Manchester MEN (25)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (26)
Birmingham NEC (28)
Cardiff CIA (29)
Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (31)
Nottingham Arena (November 1)
London O2 Arena (2)

Fans can obtain refunds at the points of ticket purchase.