Country trio Lady Antebellum have postponed the start of their upcoming tour so they can take time to perfect the show.

The trek was scheduled to kick off in November (13), but fans will now have to wait until the New Year to see the Need You Now hitmakers on the road.

Announcing the news in a post on its website, the band writes, "To accommodate the new release and in order to give you guys the best show possible, we've had to move things around on our tour schedule.

"We hope those changes aren't too much trouble for you, and that we'll get to see you in one of the more than 60 cities the tour will hit next year."

Lady Antebellum announced dates for their Take Me Downtown Tour shortly after singer Hillary Scott became a first-time mum in July (13).