Maroon 5 have postponed their upcoming European tour due to "scheduling conflicts".

The Payphone stars were due to play a string of gigs in the UK and Ireland next month, with more European concerts to follow in July, but the dates have been pushed back to next January.

The new date at Dublin's O2 is January 16, 2014. Tickets remain valid, with refunds available from point of purchase.

A message on the band's official website reads: "Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maroon 5 have been forced to postpone their forthcoming European arena tour."

Frontman and The Voice mentor Adam Levine added: "We are truly sorry for any inconvenience we have caused our European fans and promise that when we come over in January we will put on a show to remember!"

Neon Trees were set to perform as special guests, but now Lost Without You singer Robin Thicke will take over for the rescheduled concerts.