Jack Johnson Steps In After Mumford & Sons Bow Out

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (June 17, 2013)-- Jack Johnson says he hopes next year, he and his band will be playing with Mumford & Sons instead of substituting for them.

Johnson stepped in at the last minute at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival after Mumford & Sons pulled out because bass player Ted Dwane underwent surgery to treat a blood clot on his brain.

The folk-rock group chose to withdraw rather than go on with a substitute bassist.

After taking the stage for his set on Saturday, Johnson dedicated the performance to Dwane and the other members of Mumford & Sons.

Johnson got the call Thursday to take over the Saturday night headliner slot.

After agreeing, he had to get his group to town and squeeze in some practice before the show.

Johnson apologized for a flub during the end of their set, jokingly reminding the audience that his band had little time to rehearse.

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