Mumford & Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Appearance

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwan.

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwan.

Fans of Mumford & Sons who were hoping to see them headline Bonnaroo’s main stage this weekend are out of luck. The band just announced it is canceling its June 15th appearance at the giant Tennessee festival, along with upcoming dates at Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Kansas’ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, while bassist Ted Dwane recovers from an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

The band posted this statement on their Facebook page:
Dear friends, 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.

Mumford & Sons announced earlier this week that they were scrapping three pre-Bonnaroo shows, citing Dwane’s health. The band has more summer dates planned, including major stops at the U.K.’s Glastonbury and Chicago’s Lollapalooza. It remains unclear who will take Mumford’s Saturday night headlining slot at Bonnaroo.

PREMIERE – MUMFORD & SONS “I WILL WAIT FOR YOU”

Published on Sep 9, 2012 by MumfordAndSonsVEVO

The single ‘I Will Wait’ is now available from iTunes : http://tinyurl.com/8fdxmm9

Pre-order the new album ‘Babel’ released on Sep 24th 2012 at http://www.mumfordandsons.com

Video directed by FRED&NICK

New Video: Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait” – American Songwriter

Members of the UK band Munford & Sons

American Songwriter

The wait is almost over for Babel, the new album from British folk phenoms Mumford and Sons.

To tide you over, watch the official live video for lead single “I Will Wait,” which surfaced on YouTube last night at midnight.

Directed by Fred and Nick (Laura Marling, Gentelmen of the Road series), the video was filmed in front of a massive audience at Red Rocks Ampitheater in Morrison, Colorado, a mere two weeks ago, during the band’s first visit to the legendary venue.

“I Will Wait” is now available to download in the US, Canada, and the UK. Babel hits stores in the States September 25. Mumford and Sons have scheduled a CMT Crossroads show with Emmylou Harris, to air September 20.

The single ‘I Will Wait’ is now available from iTunes
Pre-order the new album ‘Babel’ released on Sep 24th 2012 at http://www.mumfordandsons.com

Video directed by FRED&NICK