Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars have announced that they're facing an internal struggle of their own.
The rootsy, neo-country rock duo — which broke out with the beautifully super-sad single “Poison & Wine” from their debut album, “Barton Hollow” — announced Tuesday that they're canceling all upcoming tour dates, effective immediately:
“It is something we deeply regret,” the band said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “However, due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a touring entity at this time.”
Their joint statement may sound reminiscent of a romantic split, but the two singer-songwriters aren't a couple. Their “sincere hope is to have new music” by 2013.
For fans who have already made travel arrangements, don’t worry. Williams and White have said that they'll try and reimburse any non-refundable expenses — just send along a receipt.
Reactions to the announcement have included surprise and sadness, with some fans speculating about the source of the “internal discord." Others were just grateful for the ride thus far.
“I appreciate your honesty, which is part of your overwhelming appeal,” wrote one fan. “Your sound is utterly unique, one that cuts through genre and generations. ... This is a gift.”
This band is pretty special, but they lose huge points for canceling mid-tour like this. Really the only reason to justify this behavior would be health related, and it doesn't sound like that's the case here. Total amateur hour; obvious they are much more of a typical quick-rise, pre-fab Nashville brat duo than anyone ever thought. Real entertainers who have paid their dues know better than to flake out on commitments they have made both to their fans and to themselves/each other, especially for petty reasons. There are plenty of other talented artists to patronize who place their careers and their fans first.
Apparently this band is a thing.
I thought this was about real "Civil War" tours. Not some lame hipster ripoff band.
Who?? From the headline I assumed this was about guided tours of Civil War battlegrounds and wondered who had the authority to cancel them.
Thank goodness the war is over. $Irreconcilable$Difference$$$$$ and a severe talent shortage.
So it's not just a clever name...
if its good it will not get disposed.
A woman singer...the music must be awful
Concession: VERY few women have made any difference in music and certainly none in recent history no matter what record sales may say. Its all disposable music these days.
And I'm sure you're just a ray of sunshine. I think you've been miserable since the 80s. Am I right?
This show should be viewed!
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