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Band cancel shows in order to concentrate on new album

Future Of The Left have cancelled all their scheduled live shows in order to concentrate on working on their second album.

The band, who had been scheduled to play a show in Birmingham tonight (November 21), have axed dates in Australia as well as China.

In a statement the band said they scrapped the dates because they wanted to ensure they had the new album ready to release in the first half of 2009.

“We have been unable to write the second record and we are increasingly aware of the need to do so,” the Cardiff rockers said in the statement. “We want to get it out before summer so we can spend next year playing it to people.

“It is against everything the band stands for to pull shows, or anything that we have already committed to doing, and we apologise to everyone who had bought a ticket or was going to come along.

“We will be back as soon as we can next year and we promise to make it worth the wait.”

The cancelled tour dates are:

Birmingham Rainbow (November 21)

London Mean Fiddler (22)

Castlefield Xscape (23)

Newcastle Cluny (24)

Glasgow Nice & Sleazys (25)

Hereford Jailhouse (26)

London Amersham Arms (27)

Melbourne The Corner Hotel (January 9)

Sydney Annandale Hotel (10)

Brisbane The Zoo (11)

Beijing Yugong Yishan (14)

Shanghai Zhijiang Dream Factory (15)