US rock group Faith No More have rescheduled their upcoming New Zealand tour due to the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent travel bans.

Originally set to arrive on our shores in May, the genre-bending group have confirmed they hope to instead tour Down Under early next year.

Tickets to their Horncastle Arena show in Christchurch (previously May 10) on February 22 and Auckland's Spark Arena (previously May 8) on February 22 are on sale now, and all tickets previously purchased remain valid for the new rescheduled dates.

The band issued a statement apologising to fans for the inconvenience and explained they will refund ticketholders if the new shows are unable to go ahead.

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"Friends… Due to the spread of the Covid-19 we have no choice but to postpone the FNM concerts we had planned in New Zealand and Australia in May," the statement reads.

"The circumstances that have forced this decision are well beyond our control but not being able to play for you all stings.

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"We wanted to figure out how to address our upcoming tour down there in terms of rescheduling and postponements but basically… We fully intend to make good on our promise to come down and perform for you all. Hold on to your tickets, postponement dates are as follows. If these new dates don't work, we'll refund your ticket."

Ticketholders unable to attend the new date in their city are entitled to a full refund but must submit their details to the relevant ticketing agency no later than April 17.

Those with tickets to the Auckland concert should contact Ticketmaster while fans with tickets to the Christchurch show must submit a refund request via email to online@ticketek.co.nz.