UPDATE: Cricket Amphitheater says hold on to Mumford tickets
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — Friday, promoters with the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater told people to hold on to tickets for next Tuesday night’s canceled Mumford and Sons show. They stressed that the show has been postponed and not canceled, though no makeup date was announced. Those seeking a refund are still entitled to full reimbursement if they wish.
The band was forced to cancel shows they had earlier this week in Texas and its headline act at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee on Saturday after a band member had to have emergency surgery to remove a brain blood clot. Its bassist, Ted Dwane, is said to be recovering well but doctors have told him to fully recover before resuming touring.
The band had this to say on its Facebook page last night:
BONNAROO & US TOUR NEWS
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.
Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win