Rockers Forward Russia have been forced to pull two concerts after frontman TOM WOODHOUSE contracted a throat infection. The cult band cancelled their shows at San Francisco's Cafe du Nord last night (30OCT06) and New York's Fontanas tonight (31OCT06). A band statement reads: "He (Woodhouse) struggled with his voice in LA, and we're concerned about Tom causing longer term damage to his voice, and so that is why we have made the decision to not play these gigs. "We have a non-stop tour schedule, and so we just felt that it is better to give Tom recovery time now instead of cause him to lose his voice for ever and ever."