Rockers Velvet Revolver have been forced to scrap Japanese dates following a visa problem. Immigration authorities have denied the band's request to work in the country. Band sources claim the officials took exception to the backgrounds of various Velvet Revolver members, according to Billboard.com. A statement from the group reads, "We want to apologize to our fans in Japan that we won't be able to perform our scheduled concerts. "We don't understand why the authorities won't give us visas, when they granted them for us in 2005 for what was a successful tour and a great experience. We love Japan and look forward to our return there."