The Julie Ruin has been forced to cancel tour dates on their North American and European tours in the upcoming months due to vocalist Kathleen Hanna’s ongoing fight with Lyme Disease. The singer first opened up to SPIN Magazine last year about her experience battling the disease, which required her to wear an internal IV inside her arm to more effectively deliver medicine closer to her heart. Hanna’s current treatment will take three months, according to a press release, and requires her to stay in one place. All appearances and performances are cancelled until September, but specifically, the following dates are no longer scheduled:

May 17: Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel (KMH)
May 18: Berlin, Germany (Bi Nuu)
May 20: Brussels, Belgium (Les Nuits de Botanique)
May 22: London, England (Tufnell Park Dome)
May 24: Leeds, England (Brudenell Social Club)
May 26: Brighton, England (Coalition)
May 27: Paris, France (La Flèche D'Or)
May 28: Lyon, France (Nuits Sonores)
May 30: Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Sound Festival 2014)
June 18-22: Calgary, Alberta (Sled Island Music & Arts Festival)
July 11: New York, NY (4 Knots Festival)
July 19: Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Music Festival)
July 20: Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock)
July 23: Vancouver, BC (Biltmore)
July 25: Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
July 26 Seattle WA (The Capitol Hill Block Party)
Aug. 1: Vienna, Austria (WUK)
Aug. 3: Katowice, Poland (OFF Festival)
Aug. 4: Berlin, Germany (Privateclub)
Aug. 5: Helsinki, Finland (Kuudes Linja)
Aug. 7: Oslo, Norway (Oya Festivalen)
Aug. 8: Göteborg, Sweden (Way Out West)
Aug. 9: Copenhagen, Denmark (Pumpehuset)
Aug. 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso)
Aug. 13: Glasgow, Scotland (CCA)
Aug. 14: London, England (Electric Ballroom)
Aug. 16: St Malo, France (Route du Rock)

The Julie Ruin has yet to announce if they'll be offering rescheduled dates in the future, so be sure to stay tuned to their website for updates. Also, check out this page on Lyme Disease for prevention, diagnosis and treatment information. Get well soon, Kathleen!

Photo: Aliya Naumoff for BUST Magazine

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