Scottish rockers Cerebral Bore faced a last minute reshuffle on Saturday (24Nov12) after the group's lead singer walked out just 24 hours before the start of their U.S. tour.

Frontwoman Simone 'Som' Pluijmers left the band on the eve of their month-long stint in America, throwing the tour into jeopardy.

Pluijmers was replaced on a temporary basis by former Txdm singer Shawn Whitaker at the last minute.

A statement on the band's official Facebook.com reads, "Som walked out on us less than 24 hours before the U.S. tour, and we were forced to either cancel or go ahead with it as an instrumental, if need be. We didn't want to let our U.S. fans down, so we went ahead with our buddy Shawn Whitaker on vocals for the tour. Show us your support and make Shawn feel at home; he saved us from a disaster."