The Strokes singer and his band had been scheduled to tour North America during September and October
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz had been scheduled to play a series of live dates across the US and Canada during September and October, having released their debut album Tyranny in September 2014.
However, the group have now confirmed the tour’s cancellation in a statement released online. Casablancas and his band cite their inability to “create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans” as the main reason behind the decision.
The statement reads: “With great regret, we need to cancel our upcoming shows in North America. We had set out to do something a bit different with these shows and create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans as well as to the band. In order to make this work we needed many pieces to fall into place that just didn’t. Everyone will, of course, be given a full refund. We are going to regroup and re-approach this in the way it was intended, and soon.”
The pair met after Casablancas’ team proposed a coffee date, DeMarco revealed in an interview with NME. DeMarco also joined The Strokes on stage at a recent US festival.
“Julian’s great, a real sweetheart,” the singer-songwriter said. “It was crazy to find out he’s a dad, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs. He just has an insane haircut and plays soccer.
“I was like, ‘What the fuck?!” I felt weird and so did Julian, I think, but when we did finally meet up it was fine, although I was really drunk. He said, ‘Hey man, I really dig your tunes.'”