“Our brother, friend, and bass player David Murphy will begin undergoing timely and necessary cancer treatment,” read an announcement from the band. Murphy was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor primarily in his sinus cavity. It requires extensive surgery followed by a couple months of recovery. “There is nothing more in the world I love then playing music and sharing it with all of you, and we will continue to do it for a long time together,” says Murphy.
The band plans to hit the road after a concert in their old hometown of Athens, Ga., at the Classic Center on April 20. They’ll be part of the Bonnaroo 2011 festival as well.
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