The National cancel gigs due to Japan earthquake and tsunami

Band pull shows in Singapore and Tokyo

The National have cancelled shows in Singapore and Tokyo due to the recent natural disasters in Japan.

The band had been due to play the Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore tomorrow (March 15) and the Tokyo Duo venue on Thursday (17), but both gigs have now been pulled.

The National made the announcement on their official website, They have also linked the American Red Cross charity, and are urging fans to make donations.

The group said they “look forward to meeting their audiences in Asia at another time”.

The National‘s next scheduled gig is at the Lollapalooza Chile 2011 festival in Santiago on April 2.