Mumford & Sons fill out summer road trip ahead of fall album
Mumford & Sons have added more stops onto their summer schedule ahead of the September release of their sophomore set.
The roots-rock quartet will finish up an in-progress European trek that continues July 30 in Werchter, Belgium, and pushes through mid-July. The North American leg kicks off Aug. 1 in Hoboken, NJ, and since last check, 10 new stops have been added, including shows in Portsmouth, VA (8/9); Louisville, KY (8/13); and Morrison, CO (8/28). The tour wraps up with a Sept. 1 appearance at Colorado's Aspen Jazz Festival.
Four of the shows--Portland, ME (8/4); Bristol, VA/TN (8/11); Dixon, IL (8/18); and Monterey, CA (8/25) -- make up a previously announced round of events dubbed "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers," which will boast a varying lineup at each stop, as well as smaller events involving local businesses, venues and people, according to a press release. Each of the "Stopovers" sold out not long after being announced.
Mumford & Sons will release their long-awaited second studio set Sept. 24, according to a May 28 interview with a Belgian radio station backstage at the Pinkpop Festival.
"We finished the record this week," keyboardist Ben Lovett unveiled when asked about a follow-up to 2009's "Sigh No More." "So we are going to be able to get it out in September. We've just figured that out."
The multi-platinum "Sigh No More" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of several of the magazine's other charts, including Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, Folk Albums, Independent Albums and Rock Albums.
30 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
1 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen
2 - Verona, Italy - Tendenze Festival
4 - Ancona, Italy - Spilla Festival
6 - Weisen, Germany - Harvest of Art Festival
7 - Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
13 - Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
14 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive! Festival
1 - Hoboken, NJ - Pier A
4 - Portland, ME - The Eastern Promenade (w/ St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim)
6 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
7 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts
9 - Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
11 - Bristol, VA/TN - Downtown Bristol (w/ Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim)
13 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Waterfront Park
14 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
18 - Dixon, IL - Page Park (w/ Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim)
20 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theatre
21 - Laramie, WY - Gryphon Theatre
22 - Magna, UT - The Saltair
25 - Monterey, CA - Monterey County Fairgrounds (w/ Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay, Haim)
28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
1 - Aspen, CO - Aspen Jazz Festival