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Martin, Brickell play Telluride, replace Mumford & Sons

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell will headline this Thursday's Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Col, replacing Mumford & Sons, it was announced Wednesday.

Mumford & Sons had to cancel its performance because bassist Ted Dwane underwent successful brain surgery due to a blood clot near his brain and has been recuperating.

The newly announced concert date comes as Martin and company kick off the second leg of their successful North American summer tour in support of the new album "Love Has Come For You," out now on Rounder Records.

The tour continues across North America with upcoming dates including Vienna, Virginia's Wolf Trap (June 24), New York's Town Hall (June 25), Toronto's Jazz Festival (June 29) and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl (Aug. 7).

The following October dates have just been announced:
Oct. 2-13 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
Oct. 3 -13 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (with orchestra)
Oct. 4-13 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct. 5-13 Stateline, NV Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa - Theatre
Oct. 6-13 San Francisco Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct. 8-13 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct. 9-13 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre For the Performing Arts
Oct. 10-13 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center

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