The Civil Wars have cancelled the remaining dates on their current European tour as well as next year’s tour to Australia and New Zealand.
The band posted a message on their Facebook page today apologizing to fans about the cancelled tour dates. The band, which consists of Joy Williams and John Paul White, said that the tour dates were cancelled due to “internal discord” within the band.
The Civil Wars write:
“We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour dates. It is something we deeply regret. However, due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a touring entity at this time. We thank each and every one of you for your amazing love & support. Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013.”
The Civil Wars, who won a Grammy this year for Best Folk Album, said that they would reimburse fans who had already purchased tickets or made travel arrangements for upcoming shows.
The band writes:
“We understand that there are many of you stuck with service charges and travel reservations due to our abrupt cancellations. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are costs incurred that you would like to be reimbursed for.”
E! Online reports that White and Williams have been playing together for several years. They gained critical acclaim, as well as a much larger audience, this year with their album Barton Hollow as well as their duet with Taylor Swift for The Hunger Games soundtrack.
Do you think The Civil Wars will break up? Will they be back in 2013 with new music?