The Civil Wars To Return Late Summer With New Album

Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars perform at The 54th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012 Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars perform at The 54th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012

The Civil Wars are returning with a new album.

The duo announced the news on their website Wednesday afternoon. They posted an image of the new self-titled album’s cover along with a pair of handwritten notes from Joy Williams and John Paul White thanking fans for their patience.

The album will be released late summer by Columbia Records and is the follow-up to The Civil Wars’ debut, “Barton Hollow.” That album earned the duo two of their three Grammy Awards and a rapidly growing fan base. But their future together appeared in doubt when they canceled a European tour mid-trip, citing irreconcilable differences.

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The album cover is a column of smoke from a fire.

White writes in his note to fans: “Patience is a virtue. Yours has been appreciated.”

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