The first North American tour of Scars on Broadway, a much-anticipated collaboration between System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan,...

The first North American tour of Scars on Broadway, a much-anticipated collaboration between System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, has been cancelled.

The 23-date club tour was scheduled to run from October 19 through November 26. Also scrapped is their October 14 television performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

An October 6 news item on the band’s Web site stated that Malakian’s heart is not into touring at this time, so he made the decision to cancel all scheduled performances with no plans to reschedule. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.

This apparently did not sit too well with fans, and in a follow-up post the next day, Malakian explained himself more fully and wrote: “I’ve read many of your postings, and I owe it to all of you to respond: I understand all of your frustration and anger, and I never meant to let any of you down. Your support for Scars has been so important to me and the band.”

The musician continued, “I would never cancel a tour unless I had real reasons and personal things that require my undivided attention. The music of Scars will live on, but now is a time when aspects of my life need to be tended to. I hope all of you can understand.”

The band was going out to support its self-titled debut album that was released on July 29.