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Mumford & Sons Reschedule Canceled Shows, Extend Tour
Mumford & Sons are extending their tour after a pause for illness.
The British folk-rock group have announced a new list of North American dates, and they’ve rescheduled the shows nixed when bass player Ted Dwane suffered a blood clot on the surface of his brain.
There’s a strong chance Dwane will be in the mix for those dates. Keyboard player Ben Lovett has said Dwane would return for the group’s mainstage finale at Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. this Sunday night.
"All we feel is incredibly grateful and happy that he's going to be OK and that we're going to get back out on that stage at Glastonbury as four brothers and do what we do," Lovett told Radio Times magazine.
The Grammy Award winners will continue on the summer festival circuit and play Australia’s Splendour in the Grass before kicking off their Full English Tour Aug. 26 at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
The new itinerary includes four rescheduled dates, beginning Sept. 16 for New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World and with stops in Woodlands, Tex., and Dallas before wrapping Sept. 20 at Bonner Springs, Kan. Bear’s Den and The Vaccines will fill the support slots on the tour.
The band's live trek stopped abruptly when Dwane suffered a blood clot and underwent emergency surgery just two weeks ago. A handful of shows were canceled, including an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival and a set at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
In a statement posted on their official website, the group revealed that Dwane is making “steady recovery” from his surgery. According to the update, the bass player is “wearing his newly acquired shaven-headed hairstyle with enviable levels of suave.”
Mumford & Sons’ Full English 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, St. Paul, MN
Sept. 09 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
Sept. 10 - Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 11 - Charter Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, SC
Sept. 16 - Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 17 - Cynthia Woods Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
Sept. 18 - GEXA Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
Sept. 20 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS