Reggae legends Ub40 have axed a series of concerts from their upcoming U.K. tour so they can complete their new album.

The Red Red Wine hitmakers are pulling out of a handful of shows - including gigs in the Isle of Wight and Cardiff, Wales - so they can wrap up Getting Over The Storm, which is due for release in August (13).

In a statement, the band blamed the schedule changes on an "unexpected delay" during the recording process.

The scrapped shows have been postponed until September (13), and ticket holders have been advised to seek refunds if they are unable to attend the new dates.

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