Mumford & Sons Cancel This Week's BBC Music Awards Performance
Mumford & Sons have officially canceled their appearance at the BBC Music Awards, which will take place less than a week from today on Thursday (Dec. 10), due to a scheduling conflict with their current tour.
The band released an official statement via their Facebook page. "We're very sorry to say that we're not going to make it to the BBC Awards on Thursday," it reads. "We're out on tour at the moment and the shows have been amazing, and we've realised that we just can't make it work to do two shows in one day."
In an effort to explain why they had double-booked in the first place, the band added: "It seemed like it would be possible a few weeks ago but the reality is we want to make sure those gigs in London are the very best they can be. So sorry to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on the telly that night. Hope to see you out on the road some time.W, T, M & B x"
Don't be too disappointed by the news. A lot of great bands are set to perform this week at the event, including One Direction, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding and Hozier. Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans are set to host the evening.
Foo Fighters, Hozier, Major Lazer, Prince, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are all contenders for the Best International Artist award. Best British Artist will go to Adele, Ed Sheeran, Jamie xx, Florence And The Machine, Foals or Years and Years, who have all been nominated.
Mumford & Sons not only recently announced a 2016 tour in support of their 2015 album, Wilder Mind, which features the song "The Wolf," along with Blake Mills, but also revealed that they will headline one of the British Summer Time Hyde Park shows next year on July 8. They will be joined by Wolf Alice and Alabama Shakes at London's biggest outdoor facility.