Grammy-winning folkists The Civil Wars – aka Joy Williams and John Paul White – have said that, at this time, they can’t go on as a “touring entity”, and thus have abruptly cancelled all their remaining live dates.
The band, who played at London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday evening, and were meant to appear last night at the Brighton Dome (but didn’t), wrote to fans post-the London show via Facebook, saying: “We sincerely apologise for the cancelling 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. Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013″.
Tickets for the cancelled dates are refundable as normal, but Williams and White also ask that anyone who incurred extra costs (service charges, travel reservations and the like) email details and receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org for reimbursement. They may regret saying that, but it’s a very noble gesture all the same.