Instead, fans of the mercurial Ashcroft will have to wait until January 19 when the rescheduled outing kicks off in the Windy City.

Ashcroft’s illness and North American postponements shouldn’t affect his plans for a United Kingdom tour in December or an appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” scheduled for January 15.

The retooled trek will include multiple dates in Chicago, Toronto, New York City and Los Angeles.

Ashcroft will reportedly perform alone, accompanying himself with a collection of acoustic and electric guitars.

He’s touring in support of his solo debut, Alone With Everybody, but is also expected to play selections from The Verve’s catalog. And why shouldn’t he? Ashcroft wrote the songs.

This outing marks the first cross-country jaunt for the acclaimed singer since The Verve’s 1998 summer tour. The band split up last year for the second and apparently final time after scoring a huge hit with the single “Bittersweet Symphony.”

In December, Ashcroft is scheduled to perform a handful of dates in the U.K. and Ireland. The tour of prestigious theatres includes stops at the Apollo in Manchester, the Olympia in Dublin and London’s Brixton Academy.