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Mumford & Sons postpone shows due to “ambitious” stage design

By | Published on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons have announced that they are postponing four shows on their UK tour, because of the “ambitious” stage design they have put together. Two shows on the tour have already gone ahead, in Dublin and Belfast. However, the band say, it was after the second date on Monday that they realised that they weren’t really ready.

“It is with a really heavy heart that we have been forced to postpone four shows on this UK tour due to unforeseen technical and logistical challenges”, the band say in a statement. “As you may know, the ‘Delta Tour’ is by far the most ambitious show we’ve put together and we have had to free up some space in the schedule to be able to execute it, given some obstacles that have come up in production”.

They continue: “As we also hope you know by now, we never postpone shows lightly, in fact it’s something we try to avoid at all costs – so this decision has been incredibly difficult to make but in this case we have no other choice. The truth is that it is simply not humanly possible to play these particular shows at this time and we are sorry the reality of that only truly landed after we completed [the] Belfast [show]”.

Most dates on the tour will still go ahead as planned, including tonight’s show at The Hydro in Glasgow. However, shows in Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff and Liverpool will now take place next year. New dates have not yet been announced. All tickets will remain valid, or can be returned for a full refund.