Mumford & Sons Touring Now
Last year, Mumford & Sons have started a 60 dates world tour in support of their fourth album called “Delta”, released on 16th of November. The tour continues also in 2019, covering Australia, Europe, New Zeeland, and North America. In the U.S., the tour that features a vanguards stage design kicks off 27th of February in Providence, Rhode Island, includes stops in locations like Buffalo, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit and wraps up on 31st of March with a show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can find the full list of dates and venues at the end of this article.
If you want to see the UK quartet performing live their “emo album” as Winston Marshall, the guitarist and banjo player of the band calls it, you can check out StubHub for some great tickets.
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Mumford & Sons’ fourth album – “Delta” seems to be a musical comeback to the roots after the different-sounding album “Wilder Mind” released in 2015. With the help of the producer Paul Epworth (who works with Adele and “Coldplay” among others), the band turns to a more eclectic approach of pop genre, with the first single released – “Guiding Light” featuring the band’s signature: playing with electronics in the background of quality vocals. You can hear on the album string instruments, that aim to create a hypnotic atmosphere like the one inspired by West African guitar blues. The band indicated as theme of the album “the four D’s”: death, divorce, drugs and depression, a theme that is reflected in singles like “Woman”, “42” and “October Skies”.
The album has a powerful visualizing feature, so if you close your eyes while listening to the track “Picture You”, you can actually see Chris Martin pouring his heart out in front of a crowd of fans.
As much as the band wanted to offer something different to its fans, as a natural step towards musical evolution, the “Delta” album’s best moments still come from the folk-inspired songs: “Wild Heart” ballad is an exquisite display of vocal talent accompanied by smooth piano and peaceful acoustic guitar chords. Not as pop and not as folk as the public would expect it, “Delta” album manages to get the fans’ attention, since everybody has dealt at one point of their lives with one of the album’s themes.
If you want to enjoy live the singles of the band’s new album and other popular songs like “Ghosts That We Knew”, “Awake My Soul” or “The Cave”, you can get tickets today.
Mumford & Sons were founded in 2007 in London by Marcus Mumford – guitarist, singer and drummer, alongside Winston Marshall – singer and banjo/Dobro player, Ben Lovett – singer, keyboardist and Ted Dwane – singer, bassist. The band plays a fusion of country, folk, rock, and bluegrass and has built a gallery of fans both in U.K. and abroad. The Banjo and the harmonica, which can often be heard in the band’ songs, provide a unique sound which, alongside the deep meaning lyrics, have turned Mumford and Sons into a beautiful success story of the 21st century.
A year after the band was founded, it released its first EP called “Love Your Ground”. The next EP – “Cave and the Open Sea”, was released in 2009 and was followed by the band’s first album called “Sigh No More”. With sales of more than a million copies in U.K. and in the U.S., the album was nominated for “Best Rock Song” and “Best New Artist” at “Grammy Awards”. The band performed during that ceremony “The Cave” and “Maggie’s Farm”, receiving for the last song live support from none other than Bob Dylan.
2012 brought the band its first #1 debut album in the U.S. Billboard 200 and U.K. chart. This second album, called “Babel” received the Grammy Award the same year for “Album of the Year”. 2012 was also the year of the first live record – “Road to Red Rocks” and of an international tour to support the album “Babel”. However, after these amazing performances, the band members announced they were going to take a break, without indicating when they will be back.
The break lasted for 3 years and at the beginning of 2015, the group announced they were planning to release a new album and to perform again in front of fans. And the band kept its word: it released the studio album “Wilder Mind” in May 2015, which peaked at #1 in 7 countries. The album’s success was due to the successful artistic evolution of the band: the boys replaced the banjo with an electric guitar while preserving their unique sound. A year later, in June 2016, Mumford and Sons released the EP “Johannesburg”. It was named after the city where it took shape, as the band was touring in South Africa at that time and featured collaboration with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, with South African group Beatenberg and with singer-producer The Very Best. Their next studio material is “Delta”, the album you can enjoy live during the 2018-2019 tour.
The experience promises to be an unforgettable one, as the band grants fans a rock arena feeling at their concerts. In the round design scene, the band switches the instruments to make sure they recreate the original sound of each song. This makes fans experience with every lyrics, rhythm and chord everything the band is doing on the scene: dance, breathe deeply, play, dream and remember love.
Here is the full list of the last dates and venues:
February 27 – Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
February 27 – XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
March 2 – Times Union Center, Albany, New York
March 4 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
March 5 – Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa, Ontario
March 8 – KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
March 9 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
March 11 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
March 12 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
March 14 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 16 – John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
March 17 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
March 18 – North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, South Carolina
March 20 – State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
March 22 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
March 23 – Legacy Arena at The BJCC, Birmingham, Alabama
March 25 – Bankers Life Field House, Indianapolis, Indiana
March 27 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
March 29 – United Center, Chicago, Illinois
March 30 – Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
March 31 – Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin