It seems like quite the fashionable thing these days, to announce a tour and then cancel it. Kaiser Chiefs are the latest band pulling the plug, this time on the majority of their U.S tour.
They've put out a statement apologising to fans for the cancellations, saying the group needed to spend more time recording the follow up to 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'.
They said: "We'd like to apologise to fans who have already bought tickets, but something had to give. We've had no time to focus on the future this year, and we plan to have new material out as soon as possible. We feel the need to record before our European & UK shows at the end of the year so we can play a few of our new songs live, so we're headed back into the rehearsal studio to begin that process this month and have shortened our US tour to just these shows below to find the time for that."
The headline slot at the Austin City Limits Festival will still go ahead as planned, as will the shows in Mexico City and New York.
But the rest, have all been cancelled which consist of the shows in Detroit, Dallas, Toronto, Nashville, Houston and Atlanta. Tickets are fully refundable from the point of purchase.
Here's the updated tour:
14 Sep 2007 - City Limits Festival, Austin
16 Sep 2007 - Salon 21, Mexico City
29 Sep 2007 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
26 Oct 2007 - The Roundhouse - BBC Electric Proms, London
30 Oct 2007 - Eulachhalle, Winterhur
31 Oct 2007 - Stadthalle, Vienna
02 Nov 2007 - Stadthalle, Offenbach
04 Nov 2007 - Columbiahalle, Berlin
05 Nov 2007 - Palladium, Cologne
06 Nov 2007 - Haus Auenensee, Leipzig
08 Nov 2007 - KB Halle, Copenhagen
09 Nov 2007 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo
10 Nov 2007 - Arena, Stockholm
12 Nov 2007 - Pier 2, Bremen
14 Nov 2007 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
15 Nov 2007 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
16 Nov 2007 - Arena, Antwerp
21 Nov 2007 - Exeter Westpoint Arena, Exeter
22 Nov 2007 - Bournemouth BIC, Bournemouth
24 Nov 2007 - Cardiff CIA, Cardiff
26 Nov 2007 - Birmingham NIA, Birmingham
28 Nov 2007 - Nottingham Arena, Nottingham
29 Nov 2007 - Zenith, Munich
30 Nov 2007 - MEN Arena, Manchester
01 Dec 2007 - MEN Arena, Manchester
03 Dec 2007 - Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
04 Dec 2007 - Hull Arena, Hull
06 Dec 2007 - SECC, Glasgow
08 Dec 2007 - P&J Arena, Aberdeen
10 Dec 2007 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
14 Dec 2007 - Earls Court, London
15 Dec 2007 - Earls Court, London
16 Dec 2007 - Brighton Centre, Brighton