While the announcement doesn't really impact us in the Northwest, the rest of you US-based Kaiser Chief folks should be aware that the band has canceled most of its upcoming US tour.
From the press release:
Kaiser Chiefs fans lament today with news that the band have cancelled their upcoming US tour, citing the need to focus on new material. Kaisers drummer Nick Hodgson issued the following statement.
“We’d like to apologize to fans in America and Canada, especially those who have already bought tickets, but something had to give. We’ve been extremely busy all year and had no time to focus on the future, we plan to have new material out as soon as possible and we’ve wanted to record all summer. This needs to happen before our European & UK shows at the end of the year so we can play a few of our new songs live, we’re keen to explore new ground, beyond the sound of our first two records, so we’re headed back into the studio to begin that process.”
The band will still perform shows in Austin and New York, but the rest of the dates are now cancelled.
Kaiser Chiefs Tour Dates:
14 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
29 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
18 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
21 Nashville, TN – City Hall
22 Atlanta, GA – The Roxy
24 Chicago, IL – Cabaret Metro
25 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
26 Toronto, ONT – Carlu Theatre
When the news gets out, um, I guess I predict a riot?