Popular British folk-rock band and Grammy winners Mumford and Sons are extending their tour after taking a break due to illness. The group has announced a new set of North American tour dates, which had to be rescheduled after it was discovered that bassist Ted Dwane had a blood cloth on his brain and needed to undergo an emergency surgery to remove it.
Chances are good that Dwane will make a comeback for the upcoming dates. Keyboard player Ben Lovett mentioned that Dwane will be there for the band’s performance at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Lovett went on to say how happy and grateful everyone is that Dwane will be able to get on that stage with the rest of the band.
Mumford and Sons will continue performing at the summer festivals, including Australia’s Splendour in the Grass, before starting off their ‘Full English Tour’ on August 26, 2013 at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. The band’s new schedule also includes four rescheduled dates, beginning on September 16, 2013 in New Orleans and finishing on September 20, 2013 at Bonner Springs.
An official statement was released on the band’s website, saying that Dwane is making a ‘steady recovery’ from his surgery, along with a photo of the bassist with a shaved head, but looking good.
Here are the Mumford and Sons tour dates:
Aug. 26 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Aug. 28 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY
Aug. 29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Sept. 02 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sept. 03 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 04 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN
Sept. 09 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
Sept. 10 – Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 11 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
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