Starting their summer tour plans with a major disappointment, Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 have been forced to cancel and/or reschedule the four shows leading up to the July 22 kickoff of their tour with the Deftones and Incubus. The band tweeted yesterday that visa issues caused the cancellations. Among the scratched appearances, the band was scheduled to play Third Man Records on July 16 to record a live album direct to vinyl. Three subsequent dates (Norfolk and Richmond, Va and Washington, D.C.) have been canceled.

Though ticket holders for all four shows can redeem their tickets for refunds, the Third Man show is currently in the process of being rescheduled, according to tweets and official announcements by the band. Likewise, DFA1979 announced they'll make it into the U.S. in time to make all their other scheduled summer gigs, including all of the originally scheduled stops with the Deftones and Incubus as well as additional headlining dates. View the band's full schedule here.

In other news from DFA1979's camp, the digital release of an acoustic version of the latest single, "Virgins," was announced today:

Both the acoustic and original album version are available as a digital single via iTunes here, and fans who sign up for the band's mailing list here via WeTransfer get access to a free download of the acoustic version.

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