British rockers Skin have been forced to pull the plug on their upcoming 20th anniversary tour after frontman Neville Macdonald quit the band due to personal reasons.

The group was due to kick off its trek in Grimsby, England on 11 June (13), but has now axed all upcoming appearances due to the singer's sudden departure.

A statement from MACDonald reads, "For deep, personal reasons, I have quit the band. Those closest to me fully understand my reasons and have been unswerving in their support; something I am truly grateful for.

"To you, our fans, I extend my sincere apologies and, of course, my gratitude. Your support over the last few years has been nothing short of overwhelming and I thank you so much for that. I love you all - keep on rockin'."