The group, fronted by James Murphy, made its live comeback earlier this year (16) after splitting in 2011. The stars have since been performing at gigs and festivals throughout the summer (16), and were due to move on to Asia in the autumn (16).

However, the organisers of Hong Kong's Clockenflap Festival have announced LCD Soundsystem will no longer be playing their event in November (16), claiming the band has also scrapped plans for unannounced tour dates in Australia to work on their first new material since 2010.

"LCD Soundsystem have had to cancel their upcoming Asian & Australian tour at the end of the year, now including their appearance at Clockenflap 2016," reads a post on the festival's Facebook page.

"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."

Representatives for the band have yet to comment on the news.