Mumford & Sons update: tour cancelled

14 June, 2013 in News

Mumford & Sons

Ted Dwane recovering well from brain surgery, but band are forced to call off the rest of their US tour

ood and bad news for Mumford & Sons fans today. The good news is that bassist Ted Dwane is recovering well from an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. The bad news, for fans in the US, is that the rest of the band’s tour has had to be cancelled.

A statement on the band’s website reads: “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.”

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