British rapper Tinie Tempah has postponed his upcoming U.K. tour to allow him extra time to rehearse.

The Written in the Stars hitmaker was slated to set out on his nationwide trek in Aberdeen, Scotland on 2 December (13), but he admitted on Tuesday (12Nov13) that he needed to push the shows back until April (14) in order to properly prepare for the gigs.

In a post on his website, he writes, "I only think it's right to tell you that after delivering (2013 record) Demonstration and working flat out trying to make an album you guys would be proud of, I feel I haven't had enough time to prepare for the December Tour to make it the best it can be.

"So myself and management have decided to postpone it until April so I have enough time to rehearse all the new songs and make this Tour even better than the last one. Apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it April will be amazing. I promise. See you then!"

A total of 11 dates across Britain have been postponed until next year (14).