In light of bassist, Ted Dwane’s surgery, the folk-rock band has canceled their performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
Earlier this week, Dwane was rushed to a hospital where he had to undergo brain surgery to remove a blood clot.
In a Facebook post from June 13, the band announced that Dwane is on the road to recovery:
It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery.
The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.
Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS.
If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.
On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank everyone for their compassion and support at this time, and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.
Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win
The band was hoping to play at the festival on Saturday, but has decided to pull out.
Jack Johnson will replace the band.