The band will still play September 14 at the in the city’s Zilker Park, September 16 at Vive Cuervo Salon in Mexico City and September 29 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Refunds for the rest of the dates on North American leg of the tour are available at point of purchase.

Kaiser Chiefs expressed its regrets to fans and said the shows were pulled so the band can “concentrate on recording new material.”

“We’d like to apologize to fans in America and Canada, especially those who have already bought tickets, but something had to give,” explained drummer Nick Hodgson. “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 & U.K. 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.”