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Mumford & Sons set to release new album
It looks like 2015 will be a pretty busy year for Mumford & Sons.
All the way back on December 2013, the band's bassist Ted Dwane, said that the band would be meeting to write new music in the winter of 2014. By July, Ben Lovett confirmed that the band was recording its third studio album in London.
Mumford & Sons worked on at least a handful of new songs at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Town, west London, the same studio where they recorded their debut album "Sigh No More." It was rumored that the band was also working with James Ford, the producer for Arctic Monkeys and HAIM. Ultimately, they confirmed they were aiming for a release date in early 2015, but so far have not yet announced a date.
Also on the calendar for this year is a penciled-in date at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival, which will take place in Manchester, Tennessee between June 11-14th. The alt-rockers will be joined by iconic piano man Billy Joel and EDM superstar Deadmau5. Overall, the festival will feature 125 musical acts and nearly two dozen comedians on 12 different stages.
More than 80,000 people are expected at this year's Bonnaroo, which will also feature well-known contemporary acts like Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant, Kendrick Lamar, My Morning Jacket and many more.
Dwane, Lovett, Winston Marshall and Marcus Mumford have all been confirmed for Bonnaroo, and will hopefully be playing a few cuts off that much anticipated third studio album. Let's also hope this is just the first in a number of new concert dates for the band this year.
Gentlemen of the Road (Updated 9/19/2013)
Mumford & Sons are "Gentlemen of the Road." Or at least that's what they'll have you believe. The band's tour in support of the album "Babel" commenced at the end of 2012 and has continued through 2013.
Stops among the "Gentlemen of the Road" tour included two shows on June 8 & 9, 2013 at the Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas. Those shows went off without a hitch, but the very next day bassist Ted Dwane checked himself into a hospital, where doctors found a blood clot on the surface of his brain. He underwent surgery, and Mumford & Sons canceled the rest of its "Summer Stampede," including a performance at the 2013 Bonnaroo Music Festival and returned to the UK. Dwane's surgery was a success, and his recovery went smoothly enough that the band managed to headline the Glastonbury Festival.
One of the great parts of Mumford & Sons' summer was the 2013 Stopover towns. Back in February they were announced as Lewes (UK), Simcoe (ON), Troy (OH), Guthrie (OK) and St. Augustine (FL). That last stop, especially, had a major financial impact, filling bed and breakfasts, motels and hotels in an area known for its September slow period. Even more, it has changed the discussion in St. Augustine about bringing major cultural events to town for years to come.
Of all the press to come out of the summer for the band, there are a few things that may surprise you. One was actor Jake Gyllenhaal's tale of traveling with Mumford & Sons before they were famous, living a hobo-lifestyle and even playing in the band. The other was the band's abrupt exit from Atlanta's Clermont Lounge in late September, though media reports vary on whether they were kicked out or simply asked to leave for violating one of the club's policies.
Mumford & Sons about to go electric? (Updated December 26, 2012)
When Mumford & Sons caused a stir at the end of 2012, it wasn't for their folk, or for their rock. Instead, the English quartet, which has featured everything from acoustic guitars to accordions and mandolins, raised eyebrows for telling Style magazine it would begin to explore the electronic side of music on their next album.
A 12-time Grammy nominated outfit, the band has battled through the explosion of electronic dance music – especially in the United States. Still, a use of synthesizers would mark a dramatic shift in style for the band, which exploded with its debut album "Sigh No More" in 2009, and saw its sophomore effort, "Babel," become the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK, and the biggest selling debut in 2012 in the U.S.
The band consists of lead singer Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.
Between them are an eclectic mix of instruments, including banjo and resonator guitar, and vocals honed in small to moderate venues in both the UK and the US. Their lead single, "Little Lion Man," received generous critical praise, with Dave Barry of XFM calling it his 'favorite track of the year.' When the band earned Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song after its release, they knew they'd hit the big time.
Mumford & Sons continue to grow in popularity and has done well with "Babel," which was the second biggest bow of 2012 behind Taylor Swift's "Red." It scored six more Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Americana Album. Still, the band is already back to work on new music. Their 2013 East Coast tour includes stops in Boston, New York and Fairfax, Virginia.
Mumford & Sons Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Dharohar Project, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons||2011|
|Little Lion Man (Monkey Safari remix)||2011|
|iTunes Festival: London 2010||2010|
|2010-02-02: Triple J: Live at the Wireless, Sydney, Australia||2010|
|Sigh No More||2009|
|The Cave and the Open Sea||2009|
|iTunes Festival: London 2009||2009|
|Love Your Ground||2008|
|Mumford and Sons||2008|
|Lend Me Your Eyes||2008|
Top 10 Mumford & Sons Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Little Lion Man||815,031||189,158|
|4||White Blank Page||486,721||124,276|
|5||Sigh No More||440,063||120,770|
|6||Roll Away Your Stone||397,077||114,332|
|7||I Gave You All||374,257||104,728|
|8||Awake My Soul||359,519||101,755|
|10||Thistle & Weeds||289,600||88,779|
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date city state venue 09/20/2013 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 09/18/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/17/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/16/2013 New Orleans LA Mardi Gras World 09/13/2013 St. Augustine FL Francis Field 09/13/2013 St. Augustine FL Francis Field 09/11/2013 Simpsonville SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park 09/10/2013 Atlanta GA Centennial Olympic Park 09/09/2013 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 09/06/2013 Guthrie OK Cottonwood Flats 09/06/2013 Guthrie OK Cottonwood Flats 09/06/2013 Guthrie OK Cottonwood Flats 09/04/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 09/03/2013 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 09/02/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/31/2013 Troy OH Troy Memorial Stadium 08/30/2013 Troy OH Troy Memorial Stadium 08/29/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/28/2013 Forest Hills NY Forest Hills Stadium 08/26/2013 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/23/2013 Simcoe ON Norfolk County Fairgrounds 08/23/2013 Simcoe ON Norfolk County Fairgrounds 08/04/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/30/2013 Tokyo 13 Studio Coast 07/20/2013 Lewes Sxe The Convent Field 07/19/2013 Lewes Sxe The Convent Field 07/18/2013 London London The Garage 07/14/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/14/2013 Dublin D Phoenix Park 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/12/2013 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/11/2013 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/06/2013 London Lnd Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/20/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/20/2013 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/17/2013 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 06/15/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/13/2013 New Orleans LA Mardi Gras World 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/12/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 06/11/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 06/09/2013 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 06/08/2013 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 06/06/2013 Taos NM Kit Carson Park 06/05/2013 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 06/03/2013 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 06/02/2013 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 05/31/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 05/30/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 05/29/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 05/27/2013 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 05/26/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/26/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2013 Surrey BC Holland Park 05/22/2013 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 05/21/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 04/11/2013 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 04/10/2013 Stockholm Sto Annexet 04/08/2013 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 04/04/2013 Hamburg HH Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 04/03/2013 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 04/02/2013 Berlin BE Velodrom 03/30/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/28/2013 Antwerpen Vlg Lotto Arena 03/27/2013 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 03/26/2013 Paris Ile Le Trianon 03/21/2013 Madrid Mad La Riviera 03/20/2013 Barcelona Cat Palau Sant Jordi 03/19/2013 Toulouse Mid Le Bikini 03/16/2013 Rome Laz Atlantico Live 03/14/2013 Milan CA Alcatraz 03/12/2013 Bern BE Festhalle Bea Bern Expo 03/07/2013 Vienna 9 Gasometer 03/06/2013 Prague Praha Lucerna Music Bar 02/17/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 02/16/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 02/14/2013 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 02/13/2013 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 02/12/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 02/06/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 02/05/2013 Boston MA TD Garden
Mumford & Sons Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/18/2012 London The O2 12/16/2012 Dublin D 3Arena 12/15/2012 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 12/15/2012 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 12/13/2012 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 12/11/2012 London The O2 12/10/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 12/10/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 12/08/2012 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 12/07/2012 Birmingham Warwickshire LG Arena 12/05/2012 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 12/05/2012 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 12/04/2012 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 11/27/2012 Llandudno Cwy Venue Cymru 11/26/2012 Carlisle Cma Carlisle Sands Centre 11/25/2012 Dundee Ans Caird Hall 11/23/2012 Ipswich Suffolk Ipswich Regent Theatre 11/22/2012 Portsmouth Hampshire Portsmouth Guildhall 11/21/2012 Torquay Dev Princess Theatre 11/12/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 11/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 11/06/2012 Christchurch CBS Canterbury Arena 11/05/2012 Wellington Wellington Town Hall 11/04/2012 Wellington Wellington Town Hall 11/02/2012 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 10/29/2012 Townsville City Qld Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre 10/26/2012 Canberra Act National Convention Centre, Canberra 10/25/2012 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/23/2012 Glenorchy Tas Derwent Entertainment Centre 10/20/2012 Dungog Nsw Dungog Showgrounds 10/18/2012 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 10/17/2012 Brisbane Qld Riverstage Brisbane 10/15/2012 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 10/13/2012 Perth WA Belvoir Amphitheatre 10/12/2012 Perth WA Belvoir Amphitheatre 09/01/2012 London London Roundhouse 09/01/2012 Aspen CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass 08/29/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/28/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/25/2012 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/21/2012 Laramie WY Gryphon Theatre 08/20/2012 Lincoln NE Pinewood Bowl Theater 08/18/2012 Dixon IL Page Park 08/17/2012 Dixon IL Page Park 08/16/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 08/14/2012 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 08/13/2012 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 08/11/2012 Bristol VA Downtown Bristol 08/09/2012 Portsmouth VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 08/07/2012 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 08/06/2012 Providence RI Providence Performing Arts Center 08/04/2012 Portland ME Eastern Promenade 08/01/2012 Hoboken NJ Pier A 03/08/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 03/07/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 03/06/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 03/04/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall
Mumford & Sons Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/11/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/09/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/07/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/06/2011 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 10/27/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 10/26/2011 Hamilton ON FirstOntario Centre 10/25/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 10/23/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/22/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 06/19/2011 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/18/2011 Telluride CO Sheridan Opera House 06/16/2011 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 06/16/2011 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/15/2011 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 06/12/2011 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 06/09/2011 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/09/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/08/2011 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 06/07/2011 Asheville NC U.S. Cellular Center 06/05/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 06/03/2011 Kansas City MO City Market 05/01/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/30/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/29/2011 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/27/2011 New Orleans LA Woldenberg Park 04/21/2011 Oakland CA Middle Harbor Shoreline Park 04/18/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 04/16/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
Mumford & Sons Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/16/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 11/15/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 11/13/2010 Toronto ON Sound Academy 11/12/2010 Montreal PQ Le National 11/11/2010 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 11/09/2010 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 11/08/2010 Knoxville TN The Valarium 11/07/2010 Atlanta GA Buckhead Theatre 11/05/2010 New Orleans LA Republic New Orleans 11/04/2010 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 11/03/2010 Austin TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre 11/03/2010 Austin TX Stubbs BarBQ 11/01/2010 Nashville TN War Memorial Auditorium 10/31/2010 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 10/31/2010 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/30/2010 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 10/29/2010 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 10/27/2010 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 10/25/2010 Boulder CO Glenn Miller Ballroom 10/24/2010 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 10/24/2010 Seattle WA Moore Theatre 10/23/2010 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 10/22/2010 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 10/20/2010 San Francisco CA The Warfield 10/18/2010 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 06/20/2010 Telluride CO Telluride Town Park 06/16/2010 Kansas City MO The Record Bar 06/14/2010 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 06/10/2010 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 06/09/2010 Austin TX La Zona Rosa 06/09/2010 Austin TX Antone's 06/07/2010 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room 06/06/2010 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 06/04/2010 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 06/04/2010 Los Angeles CA The Music Box at the Fonda 06/03/2010 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 06/03/2010 Los Angeles CA The Music Box at the Fonda 06/02/2010 San Francisco CA Slims 05/31/2010 Portland OR Aladdin Theater 05/30/2010 Vancouver BC 560 Club 05/25/2010 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 05/24/2010 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 05/22/2010 Columbus OH Wexner Mershon Auditorium 05/21/2010 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 05/20/2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club 05/18/2010 New York NY Webster Hall 05/17/2010 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 05/16/2010 Philadelphia PA Fillmore at the TLA 05/14/2010 Cambridge MA The Middle East 02/18/2010 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 02/15/2010 Toronto ON Lee's Palace