The shows are likely to be rescheduled for next year...

ELBOW have pulled out of their forthcoming US tour.

The group were due to start a string of dates on September 3 in Washington, and play across North America for the rest of that month.

However, a UK spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that the shows would not take place, and are likely to be rescheduled for next year. He could not give a reason for the cancellation.

Elbow are currently writing and recording their second album, the follow-up to ‘Asleep In The Back’. The dates affected are: Washington 9:30 Club (September 3)

New York Bowery Ballroom (4)

Philadelphia Theatre Of The Living Arts (5)

Boston Paradise Club (6)

Detroit St. Andrews Hall (8)

Chicago Metro (9)

Minneapolis The Ascot Room (10)

Lawrence The Bottleneck (12)

Denver Bluebird Theatre (13)

San Diego Casbah (16)

Los Angeles El Rey Theatre (17)

San Francisco Great American Music Hall (18)

Portland Berbati’s Pan (20)

Seattle Graceland (21)