Mumford & Sons have announced the rescheduled dates for the four UK shows they were forced to postpone, owing to “unforeseen logistical and technical challenges”.
Posting on the band’s official Twitter account, they shared a statement explaining that they would reschedule dates in Liverpool, Cardiff, Sheffield and Manchester to some point in 2019. They have now confirmed the shows will go ahead in June.
The new dates are as follows. Visit here for tickets and more information.
2 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
4 – Sheffield, Fly DSA Arena
6 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
10 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
New dates for the 4 postponed UK shows are now confirmed for June 2019. We're grateful for your patience. We really hope you can join us but if not, refunds will be available from point of purchase. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. M&S x pic.twitter.com/wt40FprUbZ
— Mumford & Sons (@MumfordAndSons) November 21, 2018
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, frontman Marcus Mumford said: “We hate letting people down. It’s been gutting to move them. There’s a lot of planning that goes in, travel, hotels and stuff, and it’s the last thing we wanted to do. But we’ve rescheduled the shows in June.”
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. We are so sorry to need to do this, but we will see you soon. Please head to our website for more info https://t.co/MIx2jhOwfb pic.twitter.com/XdLa8zq7mb
— Mumford & Sons (@MumfordAndSons) November 19, 2018
Last week’s statement described the Delta Tour as “by far the most ambitious show we’ve put together” and explained that production issues forced the band to reschedule.
Many fans responded angrily to the initial postponement announcement. One Twitter user called for the band to “just use a regular stage”.
This is not okay. Just use a regular stage. I’ve paid for plane tickets and hotels, I know other people who have. Logistical and technical challenges are not a decent enough reason to waste people’s money.
— Valentina (@valiussa) November 19, 2018
Another fan described the delay as “totally unacceptable”. While Twitter user @mckeetomeheart blasted the last-minute postponement as ‘pretty amateur”.
For a band who have performed world tours this is totally unacceptable. Failing to properly plan for technical and logistical issues is not an acceptable excuse. Simple planning and preparation should have highlighted this issue long before any cancellations. #mumfordcashcow
— Stuart Ellis (@Fraggle478628) November 19, 2018
I’m assuming your tour organiser has been fired??
Learning about whatever these difficulties are a few days before the dates themselves is pretty amateur, lads
— Chris™️ (@mckeetomeheart) November 19, 2018
The full statement from Mumford and Sons
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. 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.
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 Belfast yesterday.
We are therefore rescheduling our Liverpool, Cardiff, Sheffield and Manchester shows to 2019 & will share information on the new dates very soon.
Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates and for those who may be unable to make the new dates, you will be offered a full refund from the point of purchase. Please head to our website for more info.
We are so sorry to need to do this, but we will see you soon.
In-store record signings this week will go ahead as planned:
12:30pm Assai Records, Edinburgh (Marcus only)
5:30pm HMV, Glasgow (Band)
5:30pm HMV, Manchester (Band)
Love, the lads x