Exactly two weeks ago, doctors discovered a blood clot in the brain of Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwayne. To the fans’ dismay, this forced the band to cancel their headlining set at Bonnaroo and reschedule the remainder of their North American tour. Ted must bounce back pretty fast though, since Mumford & Sons annouced a new round of tour dates today, starting in late August and running through September.
In an effort to prevent “ticket touts” from buying tickets and reselling them at inflated prices, the band introduced an invitation-only method of purchasing tickets. Fans who wish to receive an invitation to buy tickets must register by July 3rd, and invitations will be sent on July 8th.
Here’s the band’s official statement, found on their website:
Firstly, we are pleased to report that our beloved Ted is making a steady recovery from his operation and wearing his newly acquired shaven-headed hairstyle with enviable levels of suave. A huge, huge thank you to all for your messages of support; the man himself is rather overwhelmed.
Secondly, on a related note, we can now confirm details of the rescheduled dates for the recently canceled US shows – see below for further details.
And thirdly – wildcard – we are thrilled to inform you that the, all-be-it-abrupt, ending of the recent run of shows marks the closing of but one chapter in the book of ‘Mumford & Sons North American Tour Travels 2013’. ‘The Full English’ North American tour, featuring Bear’s Den and The Vaccines too, will commence on 26th August in Toronto and take in the following places.
THE FULL ENGLISH TOUR
8/26 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
8/28 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY (Gentlemen Of The Road presents)
8/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
9/02 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
9/03 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
9/04 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN
9/09 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
9/10 – Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta, GA
9/11 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
9/16 – New Orleans LA @ Mardi Gras World*
9/17 – Woodlands TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion*
9/18 – Dallas TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion*
9/20 – Bonner Springs KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*
*supporting acts to be announced
For an opportunity to purchase tickets you’ll need to register for the ‘Invitation Onsale’. Register right now here – then keep your fingers crossed for an email invite. It’s a simple process and the most effective way we’ve found to ensure the real fans get in and the ticket touts stay out.
Registration closes on 3rd July and invites will be sent out from 8th July.
Can’t wait – much love,
M&S HQ x