The Wanted cancel European tour dates
The Wanted have cancelled their Eurpoean tour dates after Max George's departure due to an "urgent family matter."
The Wanted have cancelled all of their Eurpoean tour dates for next year.
The news comes just a few days after band member Max George's shock departure from their US tour gigs to deal with an "urgent family matter".
The five piece group - which also includes Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - posted a statement on their official website today (11.12.13) apologising to fans.
It reads: "To all our fans in mainland Europe, we're really sorry but due to some unforeseeable changes in our scheduling, we're having to cancel our European tour dates in February/March."
Despite cancelling dates in arenas in Paris, Munich and Amsterdam among others, the band are still going ahead with their UK and US dates.
They continued: "Rest assured all tickets are refundable, and we do hope to see you again really soon! The UK, Ireland & US legs of the tour are not affected. Thanks for your ongoing support. Lots of love, The Wanted xx."
The 'Walks Like Rihanna' singers also posted a message to fans on their Twitter page, saying: "We're really sorry guys and totally gutted the European dates had to be cancelled. UK, Ireland & US are still on. It is out of our hands x."
It has not been revealed why 25-year-old Max has been forced to fly home from the US.
But the band posted on Twitter: "To let all our #TWFanmily know, @MaxTheWanted headed home to attend some family matters & won't be with us for the rest of the trip.
"We will crack on as a 4-piece so we look forward to seeing you all in Charlotte, Montreal, Buffalo, Green Bay & Chicago. Thanks all for understanding. Send positive thoughts @MaxTheWanted's way."