Cult indie act The National have scrapped an upcoming trip to Japan and Singapore out of respect for those who lost their lives in last week's (ends11Mar11) earthquake and tsunami disaster.
The group was billed to perform at the Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore on 15 March (11) and at the Tokyo Duo venue on Thursday (17Mar11).
In a post on the band's website, their manager states, "They look forward to meeting their audiences in Asia at another time."
The group has urged fans to donate to the Red Cross' Japanese disaster relief fund.