The band led by ex-[a]Belle & Sebastian[/a] member [b]Stuart David[/b] are shattered after a US tour with [b]The Flaming Lips[/b]...

Looper have been forced to cancel most of their UK tour this week due to exhaustion.

The band, fronted by ex-Belle & Sebastian member Stuart David, are said to be looking to rest after two months in the US as support to The Flaming Lips. Only two dates, at London Dingwalls (June 8) and Glasgow King Tut's (June 11) remain of the original seven. The cancelled dates are: Hove's Old Market Theatre (June 4), Bristol's Fleece and Firkin (June 5), Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (June 6), Northampton Roadmenders (June 9) and Manchester University Union (June 10).

For tickets to the shows that remain, go to the nme.com Ticketshop - click here[/url]

Or call the NME 24-Hour Ticketline[/B] on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.

Ticket refunds are available from points of purchase. There are no plans at present to reschedule the dates.

Meanwhile the band have expanded to become a four-piece. Scott Twynholm has joined as keyboardist and will also look after live drum loops.

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