Kaiser Chiefs Cancel North American Tour

Kaiser Chiefs Cancel North American Tour
Kaiser Chiefs have cancelled their North American tour, which includes a Toronto date. According to the band, they'd rather focus their time and energy on writing and recording a third album.

On the band's website, drummer Nick Hodgson said: "We’re sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, but we have cancelled a run of gigs in North America this month, so we have time to concentrate on recording new material.

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."

Anyone with tickets to the Toronto show on September 26 can return them to the venue box office, apparently. And for those who were going just to see the excellent Datarock and White Rabbits, no word has been given as to whether they will still play the city. (My guess is no.)

While the Kaiser Chiefs claim it's because of their urge to get a third album in the can, reports suggest it may just be the poor album sales that has discouraged them to fulfill their dates. So far their second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, has sold a mere 82,000 copies since it's February release.

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