Carl Barât & the Jackals Cancel North American Tour

Carl Barât & the Jackals Cancel North American Tour
Libertines member Carl Barât and his band the Jackals had been planning to tour North America in support of the new album Let It Reign, but now their plans have changed, as they've cancelled nearly all of the dates.

We say "nearly" because the band are still going to be heading to Austin's SXSW in March. But aside from that, they've cancelled all of the U.S. gigs, plus the lone Canadian stop in Vancouver on March 7.

Barât announced the news on Facebook, blaming the cancellation on "the universe (and some impossible scheduling issues)." The dates have been cancelled outright, rather than postponed, although he did add that the band "will see the rest of you hopefully very soon."

His statement is as follows:

It's with a very heavy heart that me and the boys have to cancel our run of shows in North America. We were all looking forward to this, but alas the universe (and some impossible scheduling issues) have been against us this time. We'll still be out there for SXSW in Austin and will see the rest of you hopefully very soon. X

It looks as if their impending European dates will still be going ahead. See the updated schedule below.

At the bottom of the page, see a newly unveiled studio video of the Let It Reign cut "We Want More."

Tour dates:

02/25 Cologne, Germany - MTC
02/26 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
02/27 Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
02/28 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
03/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
03/04 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
03/07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl

03/09 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile

03/10 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

03/11 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

03/13 San Diego, CA - The Casbah

03/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

03/15 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
03/17-22 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/23 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

03/26 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

03/28 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

03/30 New York, NY - Webster Hall

04/04 Valencia, Spain - MBC Festival
04/15 London, UK - Scala
05/02 Leeds, UK - Live at Leeds