UK'S MUMFORD & SONS ANNOUNCE NEW US TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT SIGH NO MORE
Monday, March 01, 2010
ALBUM DEBUTED AT #2 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART
BAND RECENTLY PLAYED SOLD-OUT NYC AND LA SHOWS;
APPEARED ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
New York, NY - Celebrated British indie rock imports Mumford & Sons will hit the road this spring for a much-anticipated run of headlining tour dates. The tour kicks off May 13th in Montreal and sees the band making their way across the US, wrapping up June 16th in Kansas City, MO. Along the way, Mumford & Sons will make stops at the colossal Bonnaroo and Sasquatch music festivals in Tennessee and Washington, respectively. Australian band Middle East will open all the shows. Full tour dates below.
Mumford & Sons' US debut album Sigh No More was released to critical acclaim, with glowing reviews from The New York Times and others. The album entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart at number two in its first week. The band recently played to sold-out crowds in New York City and Los Angeles, and made their first TV appearances, on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Mumford & Sons' gutsy, banjo-driven, old-time sound marries the magic of Crosby, Stills & Nash with the might of Kings of Leon and harmonies Brian Wilson would be proud of . Sigh No More was recently released in the UK to critical accolades. The album debuted in the UK iTunes Top 10 and is being lauded by tastemaker publications such as NME ("A band who know they're onto something not just good, but spectacular") and Q Magazine ("A record that swings from arresting fragility to hearty dynamics.") The album was recorded at Eastcote Studios, where Arctic Monkeys, Brian Eno, Tindersticks and Laura Marling all honed their sound. The band teamed with producer Markus Dravs who has worked with such acts as Arcade Fire, Bjork and Peter Gabriel.
Since their inception in 2007, Mumford & Sons have self-produced three EPs and toured the UK extensively, bringing their rootsy rock across the country. The band recently wrapped a handful of well-received performances during the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York, which left TIME OUT NY to comment, "The Brit combo has a spine-tingling way with harmony."
Tour dates for MUMFORD & SONS:
May 14 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 16 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at TLA
May 18 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
May 20 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 21 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 22 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
May 24 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
May 29 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 - Vancouver, BC - 560 Club
May 31 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
June 3 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
June 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
June 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
June 9 - Austin, TX - Antone's
June 10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
June 12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 14 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
June 15 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
June 16 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar