Fans looking forward to seeing the duo of Florence native John Paul White and Nashville-based Joy Williams perform in 2013 are in for a disappointment.
The Grammy Award-winning group has canceled its 2013 tour, which included Australia and New Zealand, along with domestic stops in Florida and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival in Michigan.
A statement was released Tuesday on the group's Facebook page apologizing for the cancellation.
"We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour dates," the statement read. "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."
The statement continued: "PS – We understand that there are many of you stuck with service charges and travel reservations due to our abrupt cancellations. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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."
The Civil Wars canceled all the shows remaining on its 2012 European tour as well, which was announced Nov. 2.
According to the statement, "The Civil Wars have canceled the remainder of their 2012 European tour dates after concluding their show at the Camden Roundhouse in London next week on 6th Nov. The band are extremely regretful, and their reasons are personal. There is no more information at this time."
This comes as The Civil Wars is riding a wave of commercial and critical success with its debut record "Barton Hollow" going gold, winning the 2012 Americana Music Association's Duo/Group of the Year award and the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Bobby Bozeman can be reached at 256-740-5722 or bobby.bozeman@TimesDaily.com.