Hoobastank Yanks Tour Dates

By | December 17, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Hoobastank’s lead singer, Doug Robb, has a pretty good reason why he is canceling the remainder of the band’s December tour: pneumonia.

The band’s label announced Robb is still ill with bronchial pneumonia Thursday, though the condition is not said to be serious.

Robb’s management insists that the singer is on his way to a full recovery, despite a trip to the hospital over the weekend. He is expected to take the rest of the month off in order to recuperate at his home in Los Angeles.

Some of the shows affected by the alt-rock singer’s illness include KROQ’s annual Christmas show in Los Angeles on Dec. 12, a House of Blues Orlando engagement on Dec. 16 and a gig at Minneapolis venue, the Quest, on Dec 20.

The canceled December gigs are expected to be made up next year, sometime after the Grammy Awards. The rousing rockers have been nominated for three Grammys, including Best Rock Album and Song of the Year (for their huge hit “The Reason”).

Hoobastank was nominated for Duo/Group Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, but they failed to take home the award.

Their album of the same name peaked at number three on Billboard ‘s Hot 200 in April.

The Reason is closing in on triple-platinum status, according to the band’s label, Island Records.

This isn’t the first time the Agoura Hills, California-based band has canceled concert dates. In 2003, the band was forced to cut short a tour after guitarist Dan Estrin was injured in a minibike accident.