The Civil Wars go on hiatus (temporarily)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
– The Civil Wars went on hiatus Sunday after finishing their set at Bonnaroo's closing day to enable one-half to become a mother.
A very pregnant Joy Williams, told the crowd, "We are working on a second album. We keep writing new material. We'll keep you posted on when it will come out."
She joked near the end of the set that crew members lost their bet to her that she would go into labor during their set.
"This is the best way for me to end the show before I become like a proper mom," said Williams before they launched into Poison & Wine.
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