Mumford announces new dates; Dwane on the mend
Monday, June 24, 2013
– Mumford and Sons reported on its web site today that ill band member Ted Dwane is recovering from brain surgery. The band also announced new dates in August and September and rescheduled shows canceled due to Dwane's illness.
"Firstly, we are pleased to report that our beloved Ted is making a steady recovery from his operation and wearing his newly acquired shaven-headed hairstyle with enviable levels of suave. A huge, huge thank you to all for your messages of support; the man himself is rather overwhelmed," the band said.
Dwane suffered a blood clot near his brain, requiring surgery.
"Wildcard - we are thrilled to inform you that the, all-be-it-abrupt, ending of the recent run of shows marks the closing of but one chapter in the book of 'Mumford & Sons North American Tour Travels 2013'. 'The Full English' North American tour, featuring Bear's Den and The Vaccines too, will commence on 26th August in Toronto," the web site said.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 26- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Aug. 28 - Forest Hills Stadium - Queens, NY (Gentlemen Of The Road presents)
Aug. 29 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
Sept. 2 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
Sept. 3- Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 4 - Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN
Sept. 9 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Pelham, AL
Sept. 10 - Centennial Olympic Park - Atlanta, GA
Sept. 11 - Charter Amphitheatre - Simpsonville, SC
Rescheduled dates are:
Sept. 16 - New Orleans LA @ Mardi Gras World*
Sept. 17 - Woodlands TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion*
Sept. 18 - Dallas TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion*
Sept. 20 - Bonner Springs KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*
*supporting acts to be announced
Tto purchase tickets, register for the 'Invitation Onsale'. Register right now here. "It's a simple process and the most effective way we've found to ensure the real fans get in and the ticket touts stay out," the band's web site said.
Registration closes on July 3 and invites will be sent out from July 8.
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