Instead the band will continue work on 'The Chinese Democracy', their long awaited follow up to 'The Spaghetti Incident'.
In a statement released yesterday manager Doug Goldstein explains the reasons, and takes most of the blame for the cancellation himself.
"Following the euphoria of Rock In Rio, I jumped the gun and arranged a European tour as our plan was to have the new album out this year," wrote Goldstein. "Unfortunately, Buckethead's illness not only stopped the tour, but it slowed down our progress on 'Chinese Democracy'.
"I am very sorry to disappoint our fans, but I can assure them that this is not what Axl wanted, nor is it 'Another page from the Howard Hughes of rock,' as some media will no doubt portray it. I made a plan, and unfortunately it did not work out."