LCD Soundsystem have reportedly cancelled a tour of Asia and Australia to work on their next album.
The James Murphy-led band recently reunited for a flurry of live dates and festival shows this year, having originally split in 2011. Their last album ‘This Is Happening’ came out in 2010.
In a statement posted to Facebook (see in full below), Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival said that the group pulled out of playing their event, as well as an Australian tour that hadn’t yet been announced, because of “studio scheduling conflicts related to their new album”.
“LCD Soundsystem have had to cancel their upcoming Asian & Australian tour at the end of the year, now including their appearance at Clockenflap 2016,” the festival wrote. “We are as disappointed as you are with this news. We wish them all the best with their recording and look forward to welcoming them to Hong Kong at another time.”
NME has approached the band for a comment.
Earlier this year, James Murphy issued a lengthy statement explaining how the band came to reform, the thought process behind the reformation and confirmation that they will also release a new album in addition to the live dates.
The statement read: “We’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us).”
Reports have also suggested that they’ve signed a record deal with Columbia for their next LP.