As quickly as The Civil Wars swept to national attention, the duo has decided to pull the plug on all further tour dates, according to the band’s official website.
The two were in the middle of a European tour and planning a 2013 Australian/New Zealand tour. No official word has been released regarding the band’s future status together, but the statement makes mention of intentions to release new material in 2013:
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 [email protected] 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
For ticket holders who incurred non-refundable charges surrounding the abrupt cancellations, the band is making a rare attempt to reimburse these charges by accepting solicitations by email.
Former Christian artist, Joy Williams, and singer-songwriter John Paul White launched into the national spotlight when their EP title-track, “Poison & Wine,” was featured in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and gained backing from Taylor Swift’s social media arsenal. The success of the Gold-certified album’s title track “Barton Hollow,” earned the group a spot on Adele’s North American and UK tours and nominations for three CMT Awards, and five CMA Awards, including Musical Event for a collaboration with Swift on “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games soundtrack. The group took home two Grammys earlier this year for Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album.
Together, they have released one studio album, two EPs, three live albums, five singles, and three music videos with Sensibility Music. The duo’s “I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day” was just released last week (10/11) on a compilation titled, Holidays Rule.
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