The White Stripes have had to postpone a handful of Japanese tour dates because Jack White is having vocal problems. According to a post on the band’s website, “Jack is suffering from an acute vocal cord problem. As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next two weeks.” The White Stripes were originally supposed to play two dates in Tokyo, one date in Osaka, and one in Nagoya, but Jack will be out of commission until January 20, when the enigmatic Stripes frontman is set to play the traveling Big Day Out Festival in New Zealand and Australia along with Franz Ferdinand, Sleater-Kinney, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Mars Volta, and the Magic Numbers.
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