UPDATE (June 24, 10:30 a.m.: A makeup date has now been announced for September 17.)
According to a statement from the band, acoustic-rock superstars Mumford & Sons have been forced to postopone this week's scheduled shows in Dallas, Houston and New Orleans because bassist Ted Dwane needs brain surgery.
"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," read the statement, posted on the group's Web site and Facebook page. "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."
The Woodlands show, which would have been the enormously popular UK quartet's first performance in the Houston area, had been sold out for weeks.
The dates will be rescheduled and all tickets will be honored, the statement added: "We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour."