“I was really looking forward to getting out there to meet and play for my fans,” Kravitz said in a statement. “Unfortunately, things come up in life that you cannot control. I hope my fans will understand, and I will definitely make it up to them with these shows next year.”

The Stateside leg of his Baptism tour was scheduled to start September 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and play 18 major amphitheatres before the grand finale at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas October 16th.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band was to open on all dates.

Kravitz was to perform hits from his 15-year career on what was to be his first U.S. tour since 2002. He still has a couple of one-off dates on the books.