Mumford & Sons announce UK & Ireland Tour

Mumford & Sons announce UK & Ireland Tour

MUMFORD & SONS SLAY READING FESTIVAL + ANNOUNCE UK/IRELAND WINTER TOUR.

BEST SUMMER EVER FOR THE BAND CONCLUDES TOMORROW NIGHT IN LEEDS AHEAD OF 11 DATE RUN AT END OF THE YEAR.

Mumford & Sons this evening capped off an incredible Summer with a huge British return show at Reading Festival where they also announced details of a UK/Ireland arena tour for later this year (see dates below).

SEVEN THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO MUMFORD & SONS THIS SUMMER…

Credit: Marcus Haney

1/ Back in June, Mumford & Sons returned to the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester Tennessee to headline an event they hold very close to their hearts. It was a carnival atmosphere that greeted the returning heroes for their first festival of the Summer, and they also managed to capture some behind-the-scenes festival fun for an unpredictably amusing video for The Wolf. Watch it here. Bonnaroo was the first of an incredible thirteen headline festival performances this Summer.

 

Credit: Marcus Haney

2/ The band arrived back in Europe for some breathtaking headline shows in some equally as breathtaking locations. A capacity crowd at Verona’s ancient Roman amphitheatre was followed by a performance amongst the woodland of Goffertpark in Nijmegen, and then two incredible nights at Berlin’s Waldbühne amphitheatre as the sun set in the shadows of the city’s Olympic Stadium, for some of the band’s most memorable live performances to date.

 

3/ On their travels, Mumford & Sons have made no secret of their love for new music. Hot new bands pepper the line-ups of The Stopovers across the globe, but one particular favourite is British artist, Shura. Their new found love went as far as reimagining her track 2Shy, for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Have a listen here

 

4/ Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland was the scene of the fifteenth of seventeen Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers the band has curated and promoted to date, and the band’s first full British live performance since the release of their third album, Wilder Mind.  The Stopover line-ups this year have been stellar, including jaw-dropping performances from Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Primal Scream, and The Maccabees.

 

Credit: Marcus Haney

5/ The band smartly followed that up with two jubilant sold-out dates at the legendary Forum in LA, joined on stage by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, The Vaccines, and Jack Garratt on the second night, to perform The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams. Watch a fan recording here.

 

6/ The band also managed to fit in a secret midnight performance at The Troubadour, the scene of their first ever show there back in February 2010. This time it was Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello who joined the band on stage, performing Bruce Springsteen’s Ghost Of Tom Joad to a fortunate few hundred fans. The evening concluded with Mumford & Sons, Tom Morello, Mark Hoppus, and T Bone Burnett covering Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again?

 

Credit: Marcus Haney

7/ Earlier that week, the band visited the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and appeared in a ‘mockumentary’ alongside Kimmel: Behind The Mumfords. It told the story of the band’s fictional early days as a boy band called Mumtown, back in the ’90s, featuring fifth member, Jimmy ‘Mum’ Kimmel. 

Watch the five minute comedy skit here:

 

And as promised from the main stage at Reading, Mumford & Sons will return to the UK later this year for their first tour here since 2012. They head out in November for an eleven date run, kicking off at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on 28th November, and concluding at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 13th December.

 

Watch a message from the band

 

The tour includes two nights at London’s O2.

Jack Garratt will support the band on all dates, except 10th December (special guest TBC).

Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Friday 4th September through the band’s website: www.mumfordandsons.com

Wilder Mind debuted at number one in six countries, including the UK and America, upon its release in May.

Set in the Ukraine, the brilliant video for the new single Ditmas features a Cossack horseman breaking a wild horse. Watch it here

Mumford & Sons Live (UK/Ireland):

28th November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

29th November – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

30th November – Genting Arena, Birmingham

2nd December – 3Arena, Dublin

5th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

6th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

7th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool

9th December – O2 Arena, London

10th December – O2 Arena, London

12th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds

13th December – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

www.mumfordandsons.com

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