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Beta Band man quits

Tour off amid rumours Steve Mason has quit music

King Biscuit Time have cancelled their forthcoming tour amid strong rumours they’ve split.

The dates from the band formed by ex-Beta Band singer Steve Mason were scheduled for next month, in support of the group’s debut album ‘Black Gold’, which is out on May 15.

However, they’re off, with no plans to reschedule.

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A spokesperson said: “Messages posted online by Steve Mason would appear to indicate he’s called a halt to his project King Biscuit Time. Mason posted the following message to his fans – ‘Peace to you all. I’m out of here. It’s been amazing but I’ve had enough. The mountain beat me and sadly you too. That don’t mean you should give up. It just wasn’t me. Over and out, Steve.'”

Reasons for his decision remain unclear. However, the album will be released as planned. Tickets can be refunded from point of purchase.

The tour was due to visit:

Belfast Spring & Airbrake (May 12)

Limerick Dolans (13)

Cork Cypress Avenue (14)

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Dublin Whelans (15)

Edinburgh Venue (17)

London Scala (18)

Birmingham Barfly (19)

Brighton Hanbury Ballroom (20)

Manchester Academy 3 (22)

Glasgow Oran Mor (23)

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