Cardigans Bassist Drops Off Tour

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Magnus Sveningsson, bassist for Swedish poppers Cardigans, has

pulled himself off the start of the band's upcoming tour, citing illness. "I don't know when I will be back but I needed a big rest and I felt that this was the only way to do it," Sveningsson wrote in a message on the band's official website. He will be temporarily replaced on the tour, which kicks off Feb. 1 in Philadelphia. A label spokesperson for the band said she had no information on Sveningsson's unspecified illness or when the founding member may join the tour.