Mumford and Sons have canceled their Saturday night headlining performance at Bonnaroo.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that bassist Ted Dwane needed emergency surgery to a remove a blood clot from his brain. The band postponed upcoming shows in Dallas, Houston, and Texas, with plans to return to the stage in time for Bonnaroo. However, late Thursday night, the band announced a change in plans.
It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.
Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.
On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.
It’s unclear who will replace replace Mumford and Son as Saturday night headliners. We’ve reached out to festival organizers for an update and we’ll let you know when we hear back.
Update: Jack Johnson has been tapped to replace Mumford and Sons as the Saturday night headliner.
Mumford & Sons 2013 Tour Dates:
06/11 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *
06/12 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
06/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World *
06/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
06/20 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
06/22 – Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House
06/30 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
07/06 – London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Park ^
07/12 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/14 – Dublin, IE @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
07/19-20 – Lewes, UK @ The Covent Field (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
07/26-28 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
07/26-28 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
07/30 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
08/02-04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/23-24 – Simcoe, ON @ Norfolk County Fairgrounds (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
08/30-31 – Troy, OH @ Troy Memorial Stadium (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
09/06-07 – Guthrie, OK @ Cottonwood Flats (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
09/13-14 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Francis Field (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
* = w/ Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets
^ = w/ Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard & more