Local Mumford & Sons fans can stand down.
Indications are that the English folk rock band will bring its 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour to Troy in August as planned.
The following statement is posted on the band’s website:
To our fans —
Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment. The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery.
Sadly we have to postpone three upcoming headline shows planned for this week in Dallas on Tuesday 6/11, Woodlands on Wednesday 6/12 and New Orleans on Thursday 6/13. All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can; all tickets for this week’s events will be honoured at their rescheduled dates. We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.
We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery.
Mumford & Sons
The sold-out local stop is expected draw 30,000 to Troy on Aug. 30 and 36,000 on Aug. 31.
Mumford & Sons will play at Troy Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Local vendors and businesses will be involved in the event to take place downtown and along the Great Miami River.
The show is expected to have a $12.6 million economic impact on the region.
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