Mumford & Sons return to the road come August with new dates as well as rescheduled shows that were postponed due to the British folk-rock group’s bass player undergoing surgery for a blood clot on his brain. “The Full English” North American tour commences in Toronto.
Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
February 10, 2013
Saying he wasn’t feeling well, bassist Ted Dwane entered a hospital earlier this month. Doctors performed emergency surgery after a scan indicated he had a blood clot on his brain.
Proclaiming the abrupt halt in performing was the closing “of but one chapter” in the band’s book of “North American Tour Travels 2013,” Mumford & Sons pushed some shows to late summer/early fall and canceled festival gigs such as Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., and Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
But that doesn’t mean the band has nixed all summer dates. Mumford & Sons is still scheduled to play England’s Glastonbury Festival June 30 Scotland’s T In The Park July 12 and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan July 28. The group will also perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago Aug. 3 and the Osheaga Festival in Montreal Aug. 4.
Now the group has rescheduled its non-festival appearances after adding gigs for August and September, calling the new dates the “Full English Tour” and including Bear’s Den and The Vaccines.
As to Dwane’s post-surgery recovery, the band posted a message on its website saying he’s “wearing his newly acquired shaven-headed hairstyle with enviable levels of suave.”
Here’s the schedule beginning late August in Ontario.
Aug. 24 – Simcoe, Ontario, Norfolk County Fairgrounds (Gentlemen Of the Road Stopovers)
Aug. 26 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium (Gentlemen Of the Road Stopovers)
Aug. 29 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Troy, Ohio, Troy Memorial Stadium (Gentlemen Of the Road Stopovers)
Sept. 2 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 3 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 7 – Guthrie, Okla., Cottonwood Flats (Gentlemen Of the Road Stopovers)
Sept. 9 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Centennial Olympic Park
Sept. 11 – Simpsonville, S.C., Charter Amphitheatre
Sept. 14 – Saint Augustine, Fla., Francis Field (Gentlemen Of the Road Stopovers)
Sept. 16 – New Orleans, La., Mardi Gras World
Sept. 17 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 18 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 20 – Bonner Springs, Kansas, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Support acts for Sept. 16-20 have not yet been revealed.
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February 13, 2013
The Mumford & Sons’ “Invitation Onsale” is running now thru July 3. Invites will be sent out July 8. Visit MumfordAndSons.com for more information.