Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND:  Country music duo The Civil Wars has cancelled its planned tour, citing "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition."

In a rather classy and I suspect unprecedented gesture, the band also announced: "We understand that there are many of you stuck with service charges and travel reservations due to our abrupt cancellations. Please email us at if there are costs incurred that you would like to be reimbursed for, include a scan or attachment to your receipt(s) of the costs, and we will do our best to reimburse you for non-refundable charges." [HT to Will Bunch, who suggested the title.]


  1. It's also an oddly worded statement in that it seems to expressly say "we're not breaking up, we just can't tour." I'm wondering if it's more a creative differences issue on how they want to tour/what sort of arrangements they want to play than anything else.

    Also possible--this just a promotional stunt for Lincoln?

  2. Adam B.6:33 PM

    I suppose this dispute will help settle whether it's "The Civil Wars is" or "The Civil Wars are."