Changes: Lucy Hale, Julian Casablancas

Vocal strain forces Lucy Hale to cancel her winter tour.  Meanwhile, those dastardly “unforeseen logistical circumstances” have struck again, this time causing Julian Casablancas & The Voidz to deep-six an excursion through Australia and Asia.

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iHeartRadio Theatre, Burbank, Calif.

Lucy Hale had planned a late January-early February journey.  Launching in Boston, Jan. 29, Hale’s schedule included stops in New York, Philadelphia, Nashville and Atlanta.  Josh Dorr was to open all dates.

But now strained vocal cords have caused all that careful planning to vanish into the ether, going to the same place where missing socks and lost car keys always end up.

“I am devastated that I can’t be out performing for my fans who have been incredibly supportive,” Hale said.  “But I have been advised not to embark on a tour at this time.  You know I hate letting y’all down and thank you for your understanding.”

Ticket holders should contact points of purchase for refund info.

The concert boogieman known as “unforeseen logistical circumstances” has shot down Julian Casablancas’ Asia/Australia tour.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

The Strokes vocalist was to spend the end of 2014 rocking the Pacific Rim with his band, The Voidz.  Included in the schedule were stops at Australia’s The Falls Music & Arts Festival in , and .

Casablancas announced the bad news on his Facebook page.

“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, we must cancel our planned trip to Australia and Asia. The band is hoping to announce new dates sometime in the new year and are disappointed that it can’t be right now and are very sorry for all and any inconvenience. of course full refunds are available.”

Casablancas posted a followup saying he would be “back on the road in May after studio times.”