Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Civil Wars Have Their Own Civil War, Cancel Tour


Jeez, Louise. It was only last February that I sat right behind these two people from The Civil Wars at the Grammy Awards. Adele came tottering over to say hi to them during the show. They seemed like they were getting along just fine. And now, this duo that needs live appearances and doesn’t need to be fighting have cancelled their tour. The announcement is on their webpage. Maybe they fought over whether ‘cancellations’ has two l’s. It does.
Joy Williams and John Paul White have one album out, called “Barton Hollow.” It threatens to be the new “Buckingham Nicks.” Maybe then can join a band together, infiltrate it, and break up all the couples.
Here’s the announcement:
The Civil Wars – Tour Cancelations
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 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.

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