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by MARJORIE OWENS
Posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:14 AM
Updated today at 9:03 AM
DALLAS – Mumford & Sons announced they were canceling shows in Dallas, Houston and New Orleans after a blood clot was found on the surface of bass player Ted Dwane’s brain, according to a statement on their website.
According to the site, Dwane felt ill for several days before visiting a hospital, where they discovered the clot. Dwane will undergo surgery and the statement said a quick recovery is expected.
Shows canceled include tonight’s event at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, a Wednesday performance in the Woodlands and a Thursday show in New Orleans. The site said the band plans to reschedule each show and believe they will be ready to resume their tour as scheduled on June 15 in Manchester, TN. Tickets previously purchased will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
In addition to playing the double bass and bass guitar, Dwane also does vocals and plays drums and guitar, among other instruments, for the group that consists of four multi-instrumentalists.
In February, Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for “Babel.” The band also recently did a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad” with Elvis Costello for ONE Campaign’s agit8 protest song collection against poverty.