Alt-rockers The Used have been forced to drop off the Vans Warped Tour because frontman Bert McCracken is undergoing vocal cord surgery.
McCracken developed a node on one of his vocal cords and doctors have recommended treatment and rest without singing for about five weeks, according to a press release. A full recovery is expected.
"[Warped founder] Kevin Lyman and the Van's Warped tour have been amazing supporters of our band and we are truly saddened that we won't be able to perform on this year's tour," guitarist Quinn Allman said in a statement.
The disappointed bandmates plan to return to the road in September for a headlining tour of the US.
The Utah-based quartet has been out this year supporting its third album, "Lies for the Liars," which debuted in the Top 5 of The Billboard 200 when it surfaced in May. The set's latest single, "The Bird and the Worm," is currently making waves at modern-rock radio, and the follow-up track, "Pretty Handsome Awkward," is on deck. Both are streaming at The Used's website.
Meanwhile, the 45-date Warped Tour is set to head out with more than 80 bands in tow, including tour regulars Bad Religion and a host of old school, emo, punk, screamo and hip-hop acts.
Warped Tour dates are below, according to Livedaily.com:
06/29 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairgrounds 06/30 - Ventura, CA - Seaside Park 07/01 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/03 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Thunderbird Stadium 07/05 - Calgary, Alberta - Race City Speedway 07/07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairgrounds 07/08 - Denver, CO - Invesco Field at Mile High 07/11 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion 07/12 - Las Cruces, NM - NMSU Practice Field 07/13 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot 07/14 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Centre 07/15 - Houston, TX - Reliant Center 07/18 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre 07/19 - Jacksonville, FL - Reynolds Park Yacht Center 07/20 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park 07/21 - Miami, FL - Bicentennial Park 07/22 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field 07/23 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/24 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/25 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion 07/26 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 07/27 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park parking lot 07/28 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Metrodome parking lot 07/31 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre 08/01 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center 08/02 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre 08/03 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront 08/04 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum 08/05 - Englishtown, NJ - Raceway Park 08/07 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/08 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion 08/09 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center 08/10 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Field 08/11 - Barrie, Ontario - Park Place 08/12 - Montreal, Quebec - Park Jean Drapeau 08/14 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 08/15 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/17 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center 08/18 - George, WA - The Gorge 08/19 - St. Helens, OR - Columbia Meadows 08/22 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena 08/23 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot 08/24 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre 08/25 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center