NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Rocker Lenny Kravitz canceled his North American tour, just one week after announcing the dates, citing family matters for the change in plans.
Kravitz, in his first North American tour in two years, was set to begin the 18-date trek Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and end Oct. 16 in Las Vegas, Billboard.com reported Friday.
"I was really looking forward to getting out there to meet and play for my fans. 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," Kravitz said in a statement.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band were scheduled to open for Kravitz.
Kravitz' latest album, "Baptism," debuted in June at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.