The first indication that something was amiss came from Australia when MG Promotions announced that the Civil Wars Australia / New Zealand tour scheduled for March 2013 was canceled.
Then there were rumblings indicating the current United Kingdom / Europe tour would also be affected. Confirmation came via a short message on The Civil Wars’ Facebook page.
“The Civil Wars have canceled the remainder of their 2012 European tour dates after concluding their show at the Camden Roundhouse in London next week on 6th Nov. The band are extremely regretful, and their reasons are personal. There is no more information at this time.”
The Civil Wars’ January schedule is also off the books. In Michigan, the Ann Arbor Folk Festival announced the group would not play the annual event, saying it had been notified that the group’s 2013 dates had been canceled. Other venues scheduled to host the duo in January have posted similar messages on their websites.
Currently touring the United Kingdom, upcoming shows that are not canceled include tonight’s gig in Glasgow at O2 Academy Nov. 2, Gateshead at The Sage Nov. 3, Cambridge at the Corn Exchange Nov. 4, and, of course, the aforementioned Roundhouse show in London set for Nov. 6.