The Civil Wars Cancel Tour Dates , Breaks Up

It was brought to my attention from a UK Twitter follower that the Grammy-winning Americana chamber pop duo The Civil Wars have cancelled upcoming shows in Michigan, Florida and overseas 2013 tour dates including Australia & New Zealand. I can’t find any details on the reason but it must be pretty serious and private since there is no no official word on their Facebook page (The reason on their Facebook page cited “personal reasons”) or from their Twitter account aside from the standard “regret” response. The duo is currently on the European leg of their tour.

Here’s hoping everything is okay with John Paul, Joy and their families.

Check Australia’s Orange Press for information on refunds in that part of the world.

EDIT: This sad news just posted on the band’s Twitter account  Facebook page: “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.”

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5 thoughts on “The Civil Wars Cancel Tour Dates , Breaks Up

  1. 6 November, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    This is the email that I just received. It doesn’t sound good:
    ***

    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 info@thecivilwars.com 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.

  2. 6 November, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Irreconcilable differences between John Paul and Joy or between the duo and management?

  3. John Macie
    6 November, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve played music for 48 of my 58 years. There has only been one artist besides The Civil Wars that put me in tears. Now, I guess there’s a REAL reason to be saddened. I wish the best for Joy, JP and Families, and hope the desire for their magic comes back to them again!

  4. lynette_pb
    18 December, 2012 at 4:28 am

    i am so sad. your voice, two speaking so perfectly so that we can hear, because you hear us. those of us who are alone, what are we to do now? i am kind to all i meet, because yes, i am in a battle for my life each day. i used to carry you in my pocket, with me, to face the harsh reality. now i can’t do that anymore. i wish you would come stay with me. just for a while. to be quiet, to rest, to heal. i feel empty without you.

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