After just a quick glimpse at the politics section of Julian Casablancas' recently relaunched website or the 13-minute video for "Human Sadness" (below), it becomes immediately apparent that the Strokes frontman has a pretty intensely specific vision for pretty much everything. So when it became clear to him that his vision for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz' upcoming "Immaculate Powerlords Tour" wouldn't be adequately realized, he put the kibosh on the whole thing.

The band (credited to "humbleLords" released a statement"

With great regret, we need to cancel our upcoming shows in North America.

We had set out to do something a bit different with these shows and create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans as well as to the band. In order to make this work we needed many pieces to fall into place that just didn't.

Everyone will of course be given a full refund.

We are going to regroup and re-approach this in the way it was intended, and soon.

The band would have been in support of their debut album, Tyranny, released last September. The dates canceled are as follows:

9/8 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
9/11 San Francisco, CA - Independent
9/12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
9/16 Seattle, WA - Showbox
9/19 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw
10/07 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/09 Toronto, Ontario - The Phoenix
10/13 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
10/14 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
10/21 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

Julian Casablancas + the Voidz – 'Human Sadness' (Official Music Video)