THE ALMIGHTY have officially cancelled their December U.K. tour.The following is the group's statement on the matter: "With great sadness, we announce the UK tour in December has been cancelled. With slow ticket sales for the shows scheduled for THE ALMIGHTY in December and after careful consideration, [THE ALMIGHTY frontman] Ricky [Warwick] has made the decision to cancel the shows and to accept a tour of America with DEF LEPPARD where news of his solo album release is being well received. "As most of you are aware, the band have not been active in 2002 and have no management or record deal. This has been a very difficult decision to make and the band would like to thank their fans who had bought tickets and apologize for the inconvenience caused. Your support has been incredible and is appreciated by the band."