Modest Mouse fans have been hit with a classic 'good news, bad news' scenario today, as the band have cancelled their forthcoming UK tour to work on their sixth album.

"After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album," says the band. "We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year."

Refunds will be made available from the point of purchase.