Finnish rockers HIM have cancelled their upcoming North American tour to concentrate on recording a new album. The WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY hitmakers were scheduled to hit the road in Massachusetts on 18 October (05) and wrap up with a Halloween show (31OCT06) in Los Angeles. In a posting on the group's website, frontman VILLE VALO says, "We just want to keep it fresh for you and stump you with new material. "I didn't feel that I could do that without rehearsing some of this stuff that's stuck in my heart." The statement suggests the band's non-stop touring schedule in support of 2005's DARK LIGHT album had not afforded them time to develop new material.