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Civil Wars Cancel Tour Dates Due to 'Internal Discord'

Folk duo still hopes to release new music next year

The Civil Wars
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November 7, 2012 1:50 PM ET

The Civil Wars have canceled all tour dates, citing "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" in a post on Facebook. Despite the news, the Grammy-winning folk duo still hopes to have new music ready in 2013. The band encourages fans who have purchased tickets to email them about reimbursement for non-refundable charges.

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