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Adele Cancels Remainder of North American Tour

Also: CSS announce new album; Pulp and Archers of Loaf reissue classic records

June 3, 2011 5:30 PM ET
Adele performs at Paradiso on April 8, 2011 in Amsterdam.
Adele performs at Paradiso on April 8, 2011 in Amsterdam.
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Adele Cancels North American Tour
Adele has been forced to postpone the remainder of her North American tour since coming down with laryngitis. The singer has been advised to take time off, but plans to reschedule the dates later this year. [Adele.tv]

CSS Announce New Album
Brazilian dance rockers CSS will release their third album La Liberación on August 22nd. The record, which features collaborations with Ratatat, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and David Bowie pianist Mike Garson, will feature songs that the band recently debuted on tour with Sleigh Bells in the United States. [Press release]

Pulp Reissue Early Work
Recently reunited Britpop legends Pulp are about to release expanded reissues of their first three albums It, Freaks and Separations. The new pressings, which will hit stores in the U.K. on August 8th, will feature bonus tracks, new artwork and liner notes by critic Everett True. [Pitchfork]

Archers of Loaf Reissue Back Catalog
Merge Records is set to reissue all four albums by indie rock heroes Archers of Loaf beginning with a deluxe edition of the group's 1993 debut Icky Mettle on August 2nd. The set will include non-album tracks, the entirety of the Archers of Loaf Vs. the Greatest of All Time EP and liner notes by critic Robert Christgau. Reissues of the other three albums will follow in 2012. [Pitchfork]

Widespread Panic to Stream Austin City Limits Gig
Widespread Panic will broadcast their June 14th and 15th concerts at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Facebook. The show, which will be a pay-per-view high-definition stream, will be available for purchase through Facebook credits or PayPal. [Press release]

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