The affected concerts include performances scheduled in Pasadena, Calif., November 21; Phoenix, Ariz., November 22 and El Cajon, Calif. on the 23rd.

Aiken’s management is in the process of rescheduling the three shows. The new dates are expecteed to lined up next week. Ticket holders will be able to use their tickets for the rescheduled dates, or refunds will be available.

The tour will now officially begin in Costa Mesa, Calif., November 26 when the former American Idol plays the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Aiken has vocal cord damage resulting from ongoing ear and sinus infections and is being treated by his doctor. The condition was aggravated during a trip to New York City to promote his book, “Learning To Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life”.

The Joyful Noise Tour will feature a conductor and a 30-piece orchestra. In some cities, Aiken will be supported by the local philharmonic or symphony. His two dates at Atlanta Symphony Hall December 17-18 will include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Local choirs will also participate in some cities.