Guided By Voices cancel ATP 'I'll Be Your Mirror' and Primavera Sound 2012 festival gigs

But band say they're definitely not splitting up...

Guided By Voices cancel ATP 'I'll Be Your Mirror' and Primavera Sound 2012 festival gigs

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Guided By Voices have cancelled their gigs at next year's All Tomorrow's Parties offshoot I'll Be Your Mirror and Primavera Sound festivals.

The band, who were due to top the bill of I'll Be Your Mirror at London Alexandra Palace on May 27 as well as playing the Barcelona bash, which takes place between May 30 – June 3, have announced they have scrapped the slots due to "personal reasons".

However, despite rumours that the band were set to split, they are still working on new material and are set to release their new album 'Let's Go Eat The Factory' in January 2012. They also revealed they are working on another new LP, 'Class Clown Spots A UFO', although they are yet to announce a release date for the record.

A statement issued on behalf of Guided By Voices read: "The band apologizes for any inconvenience and disappointment, and thanks Primavera, ATP and the fans for their longterm support."

The band's classic line-up of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos and Kevin Fennell reunited in October 2010 to for their label Matador's 21st birthday celebrations in Las Vegas, with 'Let's Go Eat The Factory' set to be their first album since 2004's 'Half Smiles Of The Decomposed'.

Next year's I'll Be Your Mirror event will be headlined by Slayer and Mogwai, and will also feature performances from Mudhoney and Yuck. To check the availability of I'll Be Your Mirror tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The xx are set to make their live return at Primavera Sound 2012, with other confirmed acts including Bjork, The Drums and Beach House. For more information, visit visit Primaverasound.com.



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