Dance music Dj Baauer has cancelled his U.S. tour less than a week before the first show.

The Harlem Shake hitmaker was due to kick off a joint trek with German DJ Boys Noize in San Diego, California on Thursday (02Oct14), but both acts have now axed the dates so they can record new music.

Baauer, real name Harry Rodrigues, tells fans, "I'm so sorry to do this, but Alex (Boys Noize) and I have to pull this tour. There's a bunch of reasons why this needed to happen, but mostly, Alex and I have to get back into the studio and finish our projects... I never ever cancel shows, so pulling this whole tour is devastating. But what it means is more music out to you guys sooner. I hope you understand and I love you."