Major Lazer’s long awaited new album, Free The Universe, has been pushed back yet again, according to the band. The group released a statement three days ago (via its Tumblr) that explains the delay in a typically absurd manner. You can read a section of it below:
 

“THE UPCOMING MAJOR LAZER ALBUM, ‘FREE THE UNIVERSE,’ HAS BEEN BEEN KIDNAPPED BY GENERAL RUBBISH AND WE ALL MUST EMBARK ON AN EPIC JOURNEY TO UPSET HIS EVIL PLAN SO MAJOR LAZER CAN FREE THE UNIVERSE AS PLANNED WITH THE ALBUM.

OUR FANS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF WHAT MAKES MAJOR LAZER WHAT IT IS. IT IS WITH THAT CONSIDERATION THAT ‘FREE THE UNIVERSE’ WILL NOT BE RELEASED THIS MONTH AS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED.”

 
Luckily, Major Lazer has graced us with “Watch Out For This (Bumaye),” a single off of the album. You can stream the dancehall tune below, and there’s a decent possibility it’ll leave you wanting more, so you can also go ahead and download the band’s new mixtape of rare, unreleased material, Lazers Strike Back Vol. 1, and check out the dates for Major Lazer’s upcoming tour of North America.
 

 
Tour Dates For Major Lazer:
02/28 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
03/01 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
03/03 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues Cleveland
03/05 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
03/07 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03/08 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/09 – New Orleans, LA – Buku Music And Art Festival
03/11 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/12 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 – South Padre Island, TX – UME Festival
03/16 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
03/19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
03/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/22 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland
03/23 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
03/25 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
03/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
03/27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
03/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03/31 – Sao Paulo, BR – Lollapalooza Brazil
04/06 – Santiago, CL – Lollapalooza Chile
04/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music And Arts Festival
04/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music And Arts Festival
04/25 – Paris, FR – Batalcan
04/26 – Rouen, FR – LE 106
04/27 – Masterdam, NL – Paradiso
04/29 – Utrecht, NL-Tivoli
05/01 – Sheffield, UK – The Plug
05/02 – Oxford, UK -O2 Academy
05/03 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
05/04 – London, UK – Roundhouse
05/07 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
05/08 – Zurich, CH – Maag Halle
05/09 – Milan, IT – Magazzini Generali
05/10 – Bologna, IT – Link
05/11 – Marseille, FR – Cabaret Aleatoire
05/14 – Prague, CZ -Lucerna Music Hall
05/15 – Warsaw, PL – Palladium
05/16 – Berlin, DE – Berghain
06/13 – Barcelona, ES – Sonar Festival
08/15-17 – St. Polten, AT – Frequency Festiv