The Civil Wars announced today in a statement on Facebook that they would be canceling the remainder of their tour dates. Most immediately, the band had two dates scheduled in the U.K. on Nov. 10 and 11, along with appearances in New Zealand and the U.S. later on.
The band released the following statement on their Facebook page, which cites “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition” as the reason for ending the tour. The band did end the statement on a positive note, however, noting that they hope to have new music for fans in 2013. You can read the full statement below.
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.
- Joy Williams & John Paul White.
PS – We understand that there are many of you stuck with service charges and travel reservations due to our abrupt cancelations. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are costs incurred that you would like to be reimbursed for, include a scan or attachment to your receipt(s) of the costs, and we will do our best to reimburse you for non-refundable charges.
The announcement comes after some notable achievements for the group this year, including a gold record for Barton Hollow, two Grammy awards and an Americana Music Association Award for “Duo/Group of the Year.” Williams also gave birth to her son, Miles Alexander, in August. You can check out the group’s Facebook statement here.