Natasha Bedingfield has disappointed fans after cancelling her forthcoming U.K. tour - in favour of promotional commitments in America. The These Words singer was due to kick off a series of dates next month (Feb08) but has been ordered by her U.S. record label to stay in country for the release of her second North American album, Pocketful of Sunshine LP on 22 January (08). Her U.K. record label Sony BMG says, "It is with the greatest regret that Natasha Bedingfield has had to cancel her forthcoming U.K. tour. "This is through no fault of Natasha herself, but due to her American record label insisting that she remains in the U.S. to promote the release of her album. All tickets will be reimbursed." However, Bedingfield has vowed to perform a series of free intimate gigs later this year (08) to apologise to her fans.