This May, Kanye West was scheduled to stop in Australia for a string of shows for his Yeezus tour, but now the rapper has announced he won’t make it there until later this year – but for a very good reason. According to a press release on Roc Nation’s website, West is sticking to tight timing requirements to finish his seventh studio album for a release this year:

Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release, Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia. The tour dates originally scheduled from May 2 to May 11, 2014 will now be played from September 5 to September 15, 2014. All tickets for the initially scheduled shows will be honored for the new dates. Dates and cities for the tour are listed below. Get tickets at KanyeWest.com.

Take a look at the rescheduled dates below.

DATES:
September 5 | Perth, AU | Perth Arena
September 7 | Adelaide, AU | Entertainment Centre
September 9 | Melbourne, AU | Rod Laver Arena*
September 10 | Melbourne, AU | Rod Laver Arena*
September 12 | Sydney, AU | Qantas Credit Card Arena**
September 13 | Sydney, AU | Qantas Credit Card Arena**
September 15 | Brisbane, AU | Entertainment Centre
*Melbourne – Tickets from May 6, honoured for September 9; Tickets from May 7, honoured for September 10
**Sydney – Tickets from May 10, honoured for September 12; Tickets from May 11, honoured for September 13