British pop star Jessie J has postponed her upcoming U.K. tour after failing to finish her new album on time.

The Price Tag hitmaker had planned to return to the charts early next year (13) with a follow-up to her hit 2011 debut Who You Are and show off her new music in a series of shows across Britain and Ireland.

However, the studio sessions have taken longer than expected and the tracks won't be ready in time for the tour to kick off in February (13), so the singer has pushed the dates back by eight months.

She says in a statement, "I would like to be the first to tell that you that my Nice to Meet You Tour has been rescheduled to later next year. I am honestly truly sorry but I hope you all can understand that it's just because I would like to take more time to finish my new album. I promise to make the show my biggest and best ever and cannot wait for you all to hear my new songs... All tickets for the Nice to Meet You Tour 2013 will still be valid but for the new dates."

The tour was due to kick off in Nottingham, England on 26 February (13), but it will now begin in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 15 October (13).