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Bellowhead Announces Farewell Tours

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Bellowhead, one of Britain's most successful traditional folk ensembles has announced that after 11 years, they will be disbanding, but not without giving fans a final two part farewell tour.

"As you will now no doubt be aware, we have sadly decided to call it a day next year and will be bowing-out with a 2-part farewell tour in November 2015 and Spring 2016," A rep for the band said in a statement posted on their website.

"It's been an incredible journey for us all and we've loved every minute of being Bellowhead but Jon has decided the time has come for him to stand down as lead singer and the rest of us don’t feel that we wish to continue without him. We have therefore decided that we should give Bellowhead the send off it deserves and go out with a bang," the statement added

The 11 piece group produced five albums over the course of their 11 years, winning the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Live Award on five different occasions.

The group has some upcoming shows, including the Folk by the Oak festival on July 19th and Womad on July 24th. The first leg of their farewell tour kicks off in November, with a second round of dates set to start in April 2016. – Staff Writers